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Spofforth Castle, Ruins

A Grade II* Listed Building in Spofforth, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9548 / 53°57'17"N

Longitude: -1.4525 / 1°27'8"W

OS Eastings: 436027

OS Northings: 451100

OS Grid: SE360511

Mapcode National: GBR LQ9Q.B2

Mapcode Global: WHD9S.NVKL

Entry Name: Spofforth Castle, Ruins

Listing Date: 22 February 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149976

English Heritage Legacy ID: 330538

Location: Spofforth with Stockeld, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Spofforth with Stockeld

Built-Up Area: Spofforth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Spofforth with Kirk Deighton

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(west side, off)

3/70 Spofforth Castle, ruins


Ruins of fortified house. C13 with major rebuilding in C14 and C15.
Coursed sandstone and ashlar. 2 storeys on north side, single storey on
south - built against rock outcrop. 6 bays. First-floor hall with solar
above undercroft and kitchens. Stair turret at north-west corner. Entrance
to undercroft at north end of west side; rock-cut steps down to undercroft
from centre of east side. Windows include trefoil-pointed arched windows
and some with plate tracery. Chamfered plinth, continuous dripmould at
first-floor level. Buttresses with offsets, pointed stone roof with finial
to stair turret. Interior of undercroft has bases of octagonal piers and
rock-cut doorway. A scheduled Ancient Monument. For fuller description see
R J A Bennett et al 'Spofforth Castle', HMSO, 1965.

Listing NGR: SE3602751100

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