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Norton Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Rylstone, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0093 / 54°0'33"N

Longitude: -2.0382 / 2°2'17"W

OS Eastings: 397592

OS Northings: 457033

OS Grid: SD975570

Mapcode National: GBR GQ62.JJ

Mapcode Global: WHB71.NHM7

Entry Name: Norton Tower

Listing Date: 6 October 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1316832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 324823

Location: Rylstone, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23

County: North Yorkshire

District: Craven

Civil Parish: Rylstone

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 95 NE B6265
(east side, off)
6/69 Norton Tower

Remains of tower. Probably C16 for Richard Norton. Coursed gritstone. A
square structure, approximately 10 metres x 15 metres, the corners
standing approximately 3 metres high but the walls slighted. Original
entrance probably on the south side, remains of a fireplace and stone newel
stair on east side, no windows survive. The ruin stands among extensive
earthworks and is only one part of an important archaeological site which
includes rabbit warrens (pillow mounds) and probably prehistoric field
clearance cairns to the south. The building was a hunting lodge of the
Nortons of Rylstone and Norton Conyers and was slighted after the family's
involvement in the Rising of the North, 1569.

Listing NGR: SD9759257033

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