Description: Tower and Flanking Walls Approximately 300 Metres South West of Ripley Castle
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331612
OS Grid Reference: SE2819860449
OS Grid Coordinates: 428198, 460449
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0393, -1.5709
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RIPLEY RIPLEY PARK
8/106 Tower and flanking walls
approximately 300 metres
south-west of Ripley
(formerly listed as Tower
at end of Ripley Castle
Tower and flanking garden walls. Tower possibly C16, the flanking walls and
tower parapet probably early-mid C19. Later work probably for Sir William
Amcott Ingilby. Tower:of coursed pink/grey gritstone rubble; roofless and
floorless at time of resurvey. Approximately 4 metres square, of 2 or 3
storeys, the lower storey below the present ground level and with a narrow
pointed-arched opening on the north-east side. The crenellated parapet with
roll moulded eaves band, and upper walling possibly rebuilt or additional.
Flanking walls of coursed squared gritstone, approximately 400 metres long,
2.5 metres high with flat coping stones to the battlemented parapet. The
walling links the Tower Bridge(qv) with the gatehouse (qv) and was probably
constructed when the lake was made at Ripley in 1843-44. The damming of the
lake involved the raising of the ground surface around the tower and
probably the demolition of earlier walling between tower and gatehouse. The
tower was used as an eel store. See North Yorkshire Historic Gardens
Register - Ripley Castle, Grade II.
Listing NGR: SE2819860449
Source: English Heritage
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