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North Yorkshire
Hambleton (District Authority)
South Cowton
National Grid Reference:
NZ 29452 02382


SOUTH COWTON NZ 20 SE 2/25 Cowton Castle 29.1.53 - I Castle now farmhouse. Late C15 with C19 alterations. Parapet of south-west tower rebuilt in 1980. For Sir Richard Conyers. Rubblestone with ashlar dressings. Concrete tile roof. Rectangular with south-west and nort-east towers and rebuilt outshut on the west side. 3 storeys, towers 4 storeys. North-east elevation: 4 bays. Ground floor: four-centred-arched door with two-light plate traceried overlight and hoodmould.Windows in chamfered- quoined surrounds. To left 3-light plate-traceried window with hoodmould. To right, a 2-shouldered-arch-light window. First floor: 3-light window with relieving arch to left. Central 2-light window with relieving arch. To right 2-shouldered-arch-light window with single-light window above and below. Stair tower on right has one-light pointed-arch windows with flat hoodmoulds. Carved stone panel in between first-and second-floor windows. Embattled parapets. South-west elevation has 2-light window and 3-light window, chamfered, with cusped-pointed arches and flat hoodmoulds. Interior: north-east tower has spiral stone stair . Sir Richard Conyers was granted an annuity by Richard m for services rendered during the War of the Roses. Then the Bowes family lived at the castle until 1605. Sir George Bowes, Provost Marshall to Queen Elizabeth I, suppressed the Rising of the North in 1569. Information from article in possession of occupant.

Listing NGR: NZ2945202382


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 04 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/16335/18
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