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Latitude: 54.252 / 54°15'7"N
Longitude: -0.4856 / 0°29'8"W
OS Eastings: 498765
OS Northings: 485091
OS Grid: SE987850
Mapcode National: GBR TM18.NK
Mapcode Global: WHGC5.HDZ6
Entry Name: Ayton Castle
Listing Date: 18 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1148147
English Heritage Legacy ID: 327062
Location: West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: West Ayton
Built-Up Area: East Ayton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Hutton Buscell St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: York
the entry for
WEST AYTON CASTLE RISE
7/37 (north side, off)
Shall be amended to
SE 9885 WEST AYTON CASTLE RISE
7/37 northside, off)
18.1.67 Ayton Castle
WEST AYTON CASTLE RISE
SE 9885 (north side, off)
7/37 Ayton Castle
Pele tower, ruinated. Late C14. Sandstone ashlar. Rectangular, 2-cell
plan 21 metres by 13.5 metres. Originally 3 storeys, on a chamfered
plinth, each storey off-set with a chamfered string course. Pointed doorway
flanked by square-headed window openings with chamfered quoined surrounds.
Upper machicolation survives to east corner only. Interior: both ground
floor rooms have depressed pointed tunnel vaults supported on chamfered
transverse ribs. The surviving windows are deeply splayed. Staircases rise
within the walls, to the left of the entrance, and from the inner room.
Very rare building type in this part of Northern England. Scheduled Ancient
Monument, No 144. The Victoria County History of the Counties of England:
Yorkshire, North Riding, Vol II, p 441. F Rimington and J Rutter "Ayton
Castle, its History and Excavation", Scarborough Archaeological Society
Research Report Number 5, 1967.
Listing NGR: SE9876585091
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