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The Castle, Sledmere

Description: The Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 167848

OS Grid Reference: SE9493064507
OS Grid Coordinates: 494930, 464507
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0678, -0.5509

Locality: Sledmere
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO25 3XS

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Listing Text

SE 96 SW (north-east side, off)

4/38 The Castle
(formerly listed as Sledmere
20.9.66 Castle Farmhouse)

- II

House. c1790 with probably earlier origins and with later additions and
alterations. By John Carr for Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet. Pinkish-
brown brick in English garden wall bond and magnesian limestone,with ashlar
dressings and Welsh slate and ashphalt roof. Gothick style. Recessed
2-storey, single centre bay between 3-storey, single-bay octagonal towers
with 2-storey, single-bay wings and with ranges to rear. Plinth with
moulded ashlar copings. Central entrance. Tall pointed arch with cavetto-
moulded hood with label stops. To sides of arch are round-headed niches.
Within, a double board door with ashlar lintel and Gothick overlight with
decorative glazing under pointed arch with cavetto-moulded hood. Modillion
ashlar cornice. Battlements. Turrets, alike: to sides of ground floor are
2-traceried-light windows within pointed surrounds under cavetto-moulded
hoods. First floor, centres have 3-rounded-light, straight-headed windows in
double-chamfered surrounds under cavetto-moulded hoods with label stops.
Ashlar band. To second floor sides have similar windows to ground floor.
Cavetto-moulded cornice. Battlements. Outer bays, alike: ground floors
with 2-traceried-light, pointed-headed windows under cavetto-moulded hoods.
First floor has single round lights. Cavetto-moulded cornice. Battlements.
Interior. Some original fireplaces. 6-fielded-panel doors. Built as an
eye-catcher to Sledmere House (qv). Pevsner N, Yorkshire: York and The East
Riding, 1978, p 346. John Popham, "Sir Christopher Sykes at Sledmere - 1",
Country Life, 16 January 1986, pp 128-132.

Listing NGR: SE9493064507

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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