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Latitude: 54.0678 / 54°4'3"N
Longitude: -0.5509 / 0°33'3"W
OS Eastings: 494930
OS Northings: 464507
OS Grid: SE949645
Mapcode National: GBR SPLD.JK
Mapcode Global: WHGD3.H0WX
Entry Name: The Castle
Listing Date: 20 September 1966
Last Amended: 7 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1161201
English Heritage Legacy ID: 167848
Location: Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Sledmere
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Riding of Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Sledmere St Mary
Church of England Diocese: York
SLEDMERE LIMEKILN HILL
SE 96 SW (north-east side, off)
4/38 The Castle
(formerly listed as Sledmere
20.9.66 Castle Farmhouse)
House. c1790 with probably earlier origins and with later additions and
alterations. By John Carr for Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Baronet. Pinkish-
brown brick in English garden wall bond and magnesian limestone,with ashlar
dressings and Welsh slate and ashphalt roof. Gothick style. Recessed
2-storey, single centre bay between 3-storey, single-bay octagonal towers
with 2-storey, single-bay wings and with ranges to rear. Plinth with
moulded ashlar copings. Central entrance. Tall pointed arch with cavetto-
moulded hood with label stops. To sides of arch are round-headed niches.
Within, a double board door with ashlar lintel and Gothick overlight with
decorative glazing under pointed arch with cavetto-moulded hood. Modillion
ashlar cornice. Battlements. Turrets, alike: to sides of ground floor are
2-traceried-light windows within pointed surrounds under cavetto-moulded
hoods. First floor, centres have 3-rounded-light, straight-headed windows in
double-chamfered surrounds under cavetto-moulded hoods with label stops.
Ashlar band. To second floor sides have similar windows to ground floor.
Cavetto-moulded cornice. Battlements. Outer bays, alike: ground floors
with 2-traceried-light, pointed-headed windows under cavetto-moulded hoods.
First floor has single round lights. Cavetto-moulded cornice. Battlements.
Interior. Some original fireplaces. 6-fielded-panel doors. Built as an
eye-catcher to Sledmere House (qv). Pevsner N, Yorkshire: York and The East
Riding, 1978, p 346. John Popham, "Sir Christopher Sykes at Sledmere - 1",
Country Life, 16 January 1986, pp 128-132.
Listing NGR: SE9493064507
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