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Skipton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Skipton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9641 / 53°57'50"N

Longitude: -2.0149 / 2°0'53"W

OS Eastings: 399116

OS Northings: 451998

OS Grid: SD991519

Mapcode National: GBR GQCL.KR

Mapcode Global: WHB78.0MSF

Plus Code: 9C5VXX7P+J2

Entry Name: Skipton Castle

Listing Date: 28 April 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323416

ID on this website: 101316962

Location: Mill Fields, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Skipton

Built-Up Area: Skipton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Tagged with: Castle Historic house museum

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SD 9951 1/1
SD 95 SE 2/1

(North Side)
Skipton Castle


The unoccupied part contains Norman fragments but is mostly early C14; it was
partly demolished in 1649 and then restored in mid C17 by the Countess of Pembroke.
Entrance flanked by massive round towers, leading to Conduit Court with centre
well and 2 and 3 storeyed buildings around it, external staircase, buttresses,
rainwater-heads of 1659 with lead pipes and heraldic ties. Clifford arms and
Bromflete arms over doorways. Kitchen of C14, scullery, carving rooms etc. C13
watch tower. Banqueting hall on 1st floor, muniment tower, wine cellars etc.
All massive, limestone.
The occupied part comprises the long east range of the Castle, containing the
Long Gallery etc, built 1535, restored 1659. Large polygonal tower on east end
has an ogee-headed window of C15. 2 symmetrical polygonal bay windows of 2 storeys.
All windows with stone mullions and transoms, with round and trefoiled lights.
Tudor doorway. Fireplaces. Dungeons. Rainwater-head dated 1686.
See Whitaker's History of Craven.

Listing NGR: SD9911651998

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