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Scargill Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Scargill, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.4919 / 54°29'30"N

Longitude: -1.9189 / 1°55'7"W

OS Eastings: 405353

OS Northings: 510727

OS Grid: NZ053107

Mapcode National: GBR HJ1H.CK

Mapcode Global: WHB4S.HCGB

Entry Name: Scargill Castle

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 June 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121820

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111356

Location: Scargill, County Durham, DL12

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Scargill

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Barningham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

NY 01 SE (North side, off)

Scargill Castle
(Formerly listed as
12.1.67 Scargill Castle ruins
II* and Gatehouse)

Castle gatehouse and flanking fragmentary walls. C15 with alterations. Large
blocks of squared sandstone; stone-flagged roofs.

Gabled 3-storey gatehouse: partly-blocked depressed-pointed archway with thin
voussoirs and pair of C20 doors; chamfered window surround and similar, smaller
surround above. External stack rises from first-floor level of right return.
Semicircular stair tower wtih chamfered slit openings, set-back top section and
monopitch roof, attached to rear of left return. Featureless section of high
wall to left. Longer section of wall to right has chamfered, first-floor
window surround. Rear of gatehouse similar to front.

Interior: ground floor of tower has grooved, slightly-cambered transverse
ceiling beam of heavy scantling; chamfered doorway with large alternating jambs
leads into stair tower; spiral stone tower stair leads to first- and second-
floor chamfered doorways with run-out stops.

Further fragments of castle masonry to rear include the left jamb and back wall
of a wide, arched fireplace. In dangerous condition at time of survey.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(The Victoria History of the Counties of England, ed. William Page, F.S.A.,
A History of the County of York North Riding, 1925).

Listing NGR: NZ0535310726

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