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Scargill Castle, Scargill

Description: Scargill Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 111356

OS Grid Reference: NZ0535310726
OS Grid Coordinates: 405353, 510726
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4918, -1.9189

Location: Chapel Lane, Scargill, Durham DL12 9TA

Locality: Scargill
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9TA

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Listing Text

NY 01 SE (North side, off)

Scargill Castle
(Formerly listed as
12.1.67 Scargill Castle ruins
II* and Gatehouse)

Castle gatehouse and flanking fragmentary walls. C15 with alterations. Large
blocks of squared sandstone; stone-flagged roofs.

Gabled 3-storey gatehouse: partly-blocked depressed-pointed archway with thin
voussoirs and pair of C20 doors; chamfered window surround and similar, smaller
surround above. External stack rises from first-floor level of right return.
Semicircular stair tower wtih chamfered slit openings, set-back top section and
monopitch roof, attached to rear of left return. Featureless section of high
wall to left. Longer section of wall to right has chamfered, first-floor
window surround. Rear of gatehouse similar to front.

Interior: ground floor of tower has grooved, slightly-cambered transverse
ceiling beam of heavy scantling; chamfered doorway with large alternating jambs
leads into stair tower; spiral stone tower stair leads to first- and second-
floor chamfered doorways with run-out stops.

Further fragments of castle masonry to rear include the left jamb and back wall
of a wide, arched fireplace. In dangerous condition at time of survey.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(The Victoria History of the Counties of England, ed. William Page, F.S.A.,
A History of the County of York North Riding, 1925).

Listing NGR: NZ0535310726

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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