Description: Ruins of Slingsby Castle
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
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SLINGSBY HIGH STREET
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
Source: English Heritage
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