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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
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
SCARGILL CHAPEL LANE
NY 01 SE (North side, off)
(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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