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Tower and Flanking Walls Approximately 300 Metres South West of Ripley Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Ripley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0393 / 54°2'21"N

Longitude: -1.5709 / 1°34'15"W

OS Eastings: 428198

OS Northings: 460449

OS Grid: SE281604

Mapcode National: GBR KPGQ.PS

Mapcode Global: WHC86.VQ4S

Entry Name: Tower and Flanking Walls Approximately 300 Metres South West of Ripley Castle

Listing Date: 15 March 1966

Last Amended: 18 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1174173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331612

Location: Ripley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Ripley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 2360-2960

8/106 Tower and flanking walls
approximately 300 metres
south-west of Ripley
15.3.66 Castle
(formerly listed as Tower
at end of Ripley Castle
garden wall)


Tower and flanking garden walls. Tower possibly C16, the flanking walls and
tower parapet probably early-mid C19. Later work probably for Sir William
Amcott Ingilby. Tower:of coursed pink/grey gritstone rubble; roofless and
floorless at time of resurvey. Approximately 4 metres square, of 2 or 3
storeys, the lower storey below the present ground level and with a narrow
pointed-arched opening on the north-east side. The crenellated parapet with
roll moulded eaves band, and upper walling possibly rebuilt or additional.
Flanking walls of coursed squared gritstone, approximately 400 metres long,
2.5 metres high with flat coping stones to the battlemented parapet. The
walling links the Tower Bridge(qv) with the gatehouse (qv) and was probably
constructed when the lake was made at Ripley in 1843-44. The damming of the
lake involved the raising of the ground surface around the tower and
probably the demolition of earlier walling between tower and gatehouse. The
tower was used as an eel store. See North Yorkshire Historic Gardens
Register - Ripley Castle, Grade II.

Listing NGR: SE2819860449

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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