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
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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SE 5737 CAWOOD THORPE LANE
(formerly listed with
No 2 Thorpe Lane (qv)
17.11.66 and the Banqueting
Hall (qv) as
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
Source: English Heritage
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