Ayton Castle, West Ayton, North Yorkshire

Ayton Castle, West Ayton, North Yorkshire
Photograph taken 31 October 1999 © Mr Derek Mason LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 327062

These are the remains of a medieval manor site and fortified house. It was mainly built in the 12th/13th centuries. A tower was added in the late 14th century. By the late 17th century it was in ruins and used as an animal shelter.