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Ruins of Slingsby Castle, Slingsby

Description: Ruins of Slingsby Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329114

OS Grid Reference: SE6962974897
OS Grid Coordinates: 469629, 474897
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1652, -0.9350

Location: High Street, Slingsby, North Yorkshire YO62 4AE

Locality: Slingsby
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 4AE

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Listing Text

SE 6974
(west side)
10/157 Ruins of Slingsby Castle
Ruins of country house. 1620s. For Sir Charles Cavendish, probably by
John Smythson. Limestone rubble brought to course, ashlar dressings.
Oblong on plan with corner projections. Originally 2 storeys, 5 bays, with
projecting stair turrets to angles. Window openings with quoined jambs
under tooled triangular pediments. Remains of first-floor cornice with
decorated band. Corner turrets and parts of side walls surviving to
2 storeys in places. This building was probably never finished as
Sir Charles Cavendish fled to the continent with his brother the Duke of
Newcastle, in 1644. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. Brooke A St C,
Slingsby and Slingsby Castle, 1904. Pevsner N, Yorkshire: The North Riding,

Listing NGR: SE6962974897

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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