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Wilton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Eston, Redcar and Cleveland

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Latitude: 54.569 / 54°34'8"N

Longitude: -1.1015 / 1°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 458189

OS Northings: 519674

OS Grid: NZ581196

Mapcode National: GBR NHRL.BY

Mapcode Global: WHF86.1FR6

Plus Code: 9C6WHV9X+HC

Entry Name: Wilton Castle

Listing Date: 14 June 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1310567

English Heritage Legacy ID: 60374

ID on this website: 101310567

Location: Wilton Village, Redcar and Cleveland, North Yorkshire, TS10

County: Redcar and Cleveland

Electoral Ward/Division: Eston

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wilton St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: York

Tagged with: English country house

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7/108 Wilton Castle

Country house, c.1810 by Sir Robert Smirke for Sir John Lowther. North
porch, east wing and pavilion, and extension to west pavilion, c.1886. On
site of C14 castle of Bulmer family. Now offices of I.C.I. Plc.
Margin-tooled dressed sandstone; Welsh slate roofs. Symmetrical. Gothick
style. 2 and 3 storeys with attics and basement. 15-bay north entrance
front with 5-bay centre and 2-storey, 5-bay wings. Slightly-projecting
4-storey, one-bay central tower has 2-storey projecting porch with diagonal
buttresses. 8-panel double doors in Tudor-arched moulded surround under
hoodmould and blank tablet in panel above. Centre has projecting gabled end
bays with 2-storey canted bay windows, flanked by embattled octagonal stair
turrets. Chamfered mullioned-and-transomed windows, pointed on first floor,
some with hoodmoulds: sashes with glazing bars, casements in end bays.
Wings have buttresses between bays and similar windows with casements. Left
wing has similar turret at end. Right wing has blocked 2-centred carriage
arch in end bay and similar turret, between 4th and end bays, linked to
projecting screen wall. All turrets: 3 stages with lancets, and strings
between stages. Embattled parapets; corniced ridge and end stacks. Short
turret rises from middle of right-wing roof. Embattled 2-bay screen wall,
with turrets defining the bays, has pointed doorway and mock window, under
hoodmoulds, at left, and chamfered Tudor-arched carriage opening under
carved Lowther arms, at right. Blind cross arrowloops in spandrels. Rear
garden front: similar, but with gable over centre bay; one-storey, 3-bay
right wing, 2-storey, 5 bay left wing, and one-bay end pavilions with
diagonal buttresses. Altered central doorway; porch missing. Pointed
doorways, in inner returns of end bays of centre, give access to stair
turrets. 2-storey one-bay extension adjoins west end of left pavilion.
Interior: central entrance hall has oak panelling, fluted frieze and dentil
cornice; quasi-Ionic chimney piece. Dining room, ballroom and entrance hall
have Jacobean-style panelled ceilings. Dogleg staircase, at east end, has
turned balusters, moulded handrail, key-moulded string and newel post with
ball finial.

Listing NGR: NZ5818919674

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