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Hellifield Peel

Hob Uid: 45495
Location :
North Yorkshire
Craven
Hellifield
Grid Ref : SD8588055610
Summary : A fortified house built in the 14th century, possibly as an aisled hall, and altered in the 15th century. Further alterations were carried out in the 17th and late 18th/early 19th centuries and the building was partly demolished in 1959, and was ruinous for many years, by 2007 it had been restored and is now in use as a bread and breakfast guest house. It has three storeys and is built of stone rubble. No visible trace of the moat survives.
More information : [SD 85885561] HELLIFIELD PEEL [G.T.] (1)

Hellifield Peel, erected c.1440, was crenellated and moated. It had been partly demolished in 1959. (2)

The remains of Hellifield Peel, situated at SD85945557, are now roofless and in an advanced state of decay. The central range shows some evidence of 15th c. work, though the building as a whole, is mainly modern. There are no indications of a moat. GP. AO.63.221.5 shows the SW aspect. (3)

SD 859 556. Hellifield Peel. Scheduled. (4)

Listed by Cathcart King. (5)

Ruins of a fortified house built in the 14th century, possibly as an aisled hall, and altered in the 15th century. Further alterations were carried out in the 17th and late 18/early 19th centuries and the building was partly demolished in 1959. Three storeyed and built of stone rubble. No visible trace of the moat survives. Listed Grade II. (6)

By 2007 the peel had been restored as part of a Channel 4 television programme "Grand Designs". The building is used as a bed and breakfast. The website of the business includes a popular history of the building and numerous images. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1955.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Yorkshire : the West Riding
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Page(s) : 261
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Vol(s) : 1959
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Craven Highlands, 1892, 361-3, (H. Speight)
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Source Number : 4
Source : County list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments : December 1987
Source details : N Yorkshire
Page(s) : 5
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Source Number : 5
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Page(s) : 518
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Vol(s) : Feb-83
Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Craven, 20-NOV-1987
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Source Number : 7
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : Website by Ponwaye.co.uk, 2007. The Peel http://www.peelcastle.co.uk [Accessed 16-DEC-2008].
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Fortified House, Aisled Hall House, Moat
Evidence : Extant Building, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C15 alterations
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered in C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Late C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1767
Monument Type : Ha Ha, House, Service Wing
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Early C19
Monument End Date : 1832
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : House, Service Wing
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : 21st Century
Display Date : Restored by 2007
Monument End Date : 2007
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Monument Type : Guest House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 1118
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 323841
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 42929
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 85 NE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT HELLIFIELD PEEL
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2003-01-01
End Date : 2003-12-31