NORTON TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1316832
Date first listed:
06-Oct-1969
Statutory Address:
NORTON TOWER, B6265

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Location

Statutory Address:
NORTON TOWER, B6265

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Craven (District Authority)
Parish:
Rylstone
National Park:
YORKSHIRE DALES
National Grid Reference:
SD 97592 57033

Details

SE 95 NE B6265 (east side, off) 6/69 Norton Tower 6.10.69

II Remains of tower. Probably C16 for Richard Norton. Coursed gritstone. A square structure, approximately 10 metres x 15 metres, the corners standing approximately 3 metres high but the walls slighted. Original entrance probably on the south side, remains of a fireplace and stone newel stair on east side, no windows survive. The ruin stands among extensive earthworks and is only one part of an important archaeological site which includes rabbit warrens (pillow mounds) and probably prehistoric field clearance cairns to the south. The building was a hunting lodge of the Nortons of Rylstone and Norton Conyers and was slighted after the family's involvement in the Rising of the North, 1569.

Listing NGR: SD9759257033

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
324823
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 12 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07967/05
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