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Gatehouse, Cawood

Description: Gatehouse

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 325885

OS Grid Reference: SE5739437698
OS Grid Coordinates: 457394, 437698
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8324, -1.1294

Location: 12 B1223, Cawood, North Yorkshire YO8 3SG

Locality: Cawood
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO8 3SG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cawood Castle and Castle Garth: Residence of the Medieval Archbishops of York and Associated Enclosure Containing Gardens, Five Fishponds and a Quarry Pit, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(west side)

9/24 Gatehouse
(formerly listed with
No 2 Thorpe Lane (qv)
17.11.66 and the Banqueting
Hall (qv) as
Cawood Castle)


Gatehouse. c 1426-51. For Archbishop Kempe. Magnesian limestone
ashlar with stone slate roof to oriel windows otherwise roof concealed
by parapet. 3 storeys, 1 bay. North front: full freight, narrow angle
buttressing with set-offs. Carriage arch with enriched spandrels and
drip mould encroached on to right by 2 Thorpe Lane (qv). Canted oriel
window to first floor with heraldic shields to panelled base. Traceried
windows with leaded lights. Roof has ornamental cresting. Blocked
2-light flat-arched window to second floor under drip mould. Coved
cornice and parapet. Original stair turret with slit windows projects
above main roof level. Rear: 4-centred pedestrian archway to left and
4-centred carriage archway to right, both contained under large
segmental arch with cornice. First floor band with heraldic shields and
capping. Centre 3 shields project slightly to support oriel window of
3 traceried lights, with 4-centred head. Ornamental cresting to roof.
To second floor: 2-light window with small leaded panes and traceried
heads under drip mould. Angle buttresses with set-offs rise from
heraldic band to support coving and parapet. Octagonal stone chimneys
to each side. Interior: carriageway has tierceron vaulting. 4-centred
doorway to stairs. One original oak door is lying on its side in
carriageway. Upper floors not inspected. Pevsner, N., North Yorkshire,
The West Riding, 1979, p 160. 'North Yorkshire County Council, County
Planning Department, Historical Account'.

Listing NGR: SE5739437699

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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