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Ayton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in West Ayton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.252 / 54°15'7"N

Longitude: -0.4856 / 0°29'8"W

OS Eastings: 498765

OS Northings: 485091

OS Grid: SE987850

Mapcode National: GBR TM18.NK

Mapcode Global: WHGC5.HDZ6

Plus Code: 9C6X7G27+QQ

Entry Name: Ayton Castle

Listing Date: 18 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148147

English Heritage Legacy ID: 327062

ID on this website: 101148147

Location: West Ayton, North Yorkshire, YO13

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: West Ayton

Built-Up Area: East Ayton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Hutton Buscell St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: York

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the entry for

SE 9885
7/37 (north side, off)
Ayton Castle
Shall be amended to

7/37 northside, off)
18.1.67 Ayton Castle


SE 9885 (north side, off)
7/37 Ayton Castle
- I

Pele tower, ruinated. Late C14. Sandstone ashlar. Rectangular, 2-cell
plan 21 metres by 13.5 metres. Originally 3 storeys, on a chamfered
plinth, each storey off-set with a chamfered string course. Pointed doorway
flanked by square-headed window openings with chamfered quoined surrounds.
Upper machicolation survives to east corner only. Interior: both ground
floor rooms have depressed pointed tunnel vaults supported on chamfered
transverse ribs. The surviving windows are deeply splayed. Staircases rise
within the walls, to the left of the entrance, and from the inner room.
Very rare building type in this part of Northern England. Scheduled Ancient
Monument, No 144. The Victoria County History of the Counties of England:
Yorkshire, North Riding, Vol II, p 441. F Rimington and J Rutter "Ayton
Castle, its History and Excavation", Scarborough Archaeological Society
Research Report Number 5, 1967.

Listing NGR: SE9876585091

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