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Statutory Address:

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

North Yorkshire
Craven (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 99116 51998


SD 9951 1/1 28.4.52 SD 95 SE 2/1 5336

THE BAILEY (North Side) Skipton Castle


The unoccupied part contains Norman fragments but is mostly early C14; it was partly demolished in 1649 and then restored in mid C17 by the Countess of Pembroke. Entrance flanked by massive round towers, leading to Conduit Court with centre well and 2 and 3 storeyed buildings around it, external staircase, buttresses, rainwater-heads of 1659 with lead pipes and heraldic ties. Clifford arms and Bromflete arms over doorways. Kitchen of C14, scullery, carving rooms etc. C13 watch tower. Banqueting hall on 1st floor, muniment tower, wine cellars etc. All massive, limestone. The occupied part comprises the long east range of the Castle, containing the Long Gallery etc, built 1535, restored 1659. Large polygonal tower on east end has an ogee-headed window of C15. 2 symmetrical polygonal bay windows of 2 storeys. All windows with stone mullions and transoms, with round and trefoiled lights. Tudor doorway. Fireplaces. Dungeons. Rainwater-head dated 1686. See Whitaker's History of Craven.

Listing NGR: SD9911651998


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Books and journals
Whitaker, T D, The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven, (1805)


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: 14 Nov 2007
Reference: IOE01/16994/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Tim Nichols. Source Historic England Archive
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