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Cowton Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in South Cowton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.416 / 54°24'57"N

Longitude: -1.5477 / 1°32'51"W

OS Eastings: 429452

OS Northings: 502382

OS Grid: NZ294023

Mapcode National: GBR KKMC.QR

Mapcode Global: WHC6H.688F

Entry Name: Cowton Castle

Listing Date: 29 January 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 332070

Location: South Cowton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, DL7

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: South Cowton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

NZ 20 SE
2/25 Cowton Castle
- I
Castle now farmhouse. Late C15 with C19 alterations. Parapet of south-west
tower rebuilt in 1980. For Sir Richard Conyers. Rubblestone with ashlar
dressings. Concrete tile roof. Rectangular with south-west and nort-east
towers and rebuilt outshut on the west side. 3 storeys, towers 4 storeys.
North-east elevation: 4 bays. Ground floor: four-centred-arched door with
two-light plate traceried overlight and hoodmould.Windows in chamfered-
quoined surrounds. To left 3-light plate-traceried window with hoodmould.
To right, a 2-shouldered-arch-light window. First floor: 3-light window
with relieving arch to left. Central 2-light window with relieving arch.
To right 2-shouldered-arch-light window with single-light window above and
below. Stair tower on right has one-light pointed-arch windows with flat
hoodmoulds. Carved stone panel in between first-and second-floor windows.
Embattled parapets. South-west elevation has 2-light window and 3-light
window, chamfered, with cusped-pointed arches and flat hoodmoulds.
Interior: north-east tower has spiral stone stair . Sir Richard Conyers was
granted an annuity by Richard m for services rendered during the War of
the Roses. Then the Bowes family lived at the castle until 1605. Sir
George Bowes, Provost Marshall to Queen Elizabeth I, suppressed the Rising
of the North in 1569.
Information from article in possession of occupant.

Listing NGR: NZ2945202382

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