Description: Spofforth Castle, Ruins
Date Listed: 22 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330538
OS Grid Reference: SE3602751100
OS Grid Coordinates: 436027, 451100
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9547, -1.4525
There is also a scheduled monument, Spofforth Castle Magnates' Residence, 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 35 SE SPOFFORTH WITH STOCKELD CASTLE STREET
(west side, off)
3/70 Spofforth Castle, ruins
Ruins of fortified house. C13 with major rebuilding in C14 and C15.
Coursed sandstone and ashlar. 2 storeys on north side, single storey on
south - built against rock outcrop. 6 bays. First-floor hall with solar
above undercroft and kitchens. Stair turret at north-west corner. Entrance
to undercroft at north end of west side; rock-cut steps down to undercroft
from centre of east side. Windows include trefoil-pointed arched windows
and some with plate tracery. Chamfered plinth, continuous dripmould at
first-floor level. Buttresses with offsets, pointed stone roof with finial
to stair turret. Interior of undercroft has bases of octagonal piers and
rock-cut doorway. A scheduled Ancient Monument. For fuller description see
R J A Bennett et al 'Spofforth Castle', HMSO, 1965.
Listing NGR: SE3602751100
Source: English Heritage
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