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Riber Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Matlock Town, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.1277 / 53°7'39"N

Longitude: -1.5429 / 1°32'34"W

OS Eastings: 430681

OS Northings: 359050

OS Grid: SK306590

Mapcode National: GBR 6B8.SWW

Mapcode Global: WHCDP.8NJ2

Entry Name: Riber Castle

Listing Date: 22 June 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1248137

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429652

Location: Matlock Town, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE4

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Matlock Town

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Tansley Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

Riber Castle
SK 3059 5/43 22.6.50.

SK 35 NW 7/43


1868. Built by John Smedley. A large castellated mansion, the nucleus
having square 3-storeyed towers at the angles, and the site enclosed by
battlemented curtain-walls with out-towers. Late in date arid pure pastiche,
it may be regarded as a mammoth folly. It is a well-known landmark, crowning
a height, and from a distance has character. Unoccupied and ruinous.

Listing NGR: SK3068159049

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