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Ripley Castle

Hob Uid: 52004
Location :
North Yorkshire
Harrogate
Ripley
Grid Ref : SE2822060560
Summary : Tower constructed between 1548-55. The three storey tower now forms the south west block of a larger house, built 1783-6 in Gothic Revival style. Stone-built with slate and stone roofs. The gatehouse to the south is possibly medieval in date, altered in the 16th century and again 1788-90.
More information : [SE 2822 6056] RIPLEY CASTLE [G.T.] (1)

Ripley Castle has a short tower block which represents probably the whole of the original house, dating from 1548-55. The rest of the house was rebuilt c. 1780, but the gatehouse is of 15th century date. (2)

A private residence correctly described above. See GPs. AO/62/100/7 for the eastern aspect, and AO 62/100/8 for the gatehouse. (3)

Ripley Castle. Begun in 1548 but may include earlier work. The tower block represents probably the whole of the original house. In this tower one large upper room with a fine James I plaster ceiling, plastered beams with thick vine-scrolls, thin-ribbed panels. Another original room above. Oriel with mullioned window. A frieze records the dates 1548 and 1555. The rest of the house was rebuilt circa 1780 and there are some elegant interiors. Gothic Revival and embattlements, attributed to Carr of York. owned by Ingilby family since 1330. Cromwell here 1644.

Gatehouse at Ripley. 1548. Stone built embattled tower over entrance archway in which is notice "Parley an Suisse" put up in 1844. (4)

The original tower does not seem to have had a military function. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956.
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Source Number : 2
Source : Yorkshire : the West Riding
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Page(s) : 402
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : RL 23-OCT-1962
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Nidderdale Rural District, Yorkshire West Riding, September 1962.
Page(s) : 27
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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) : 534
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Source Number : 5
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : North Yorkshire (May 1987)
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Vol(s) : Part 32

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1548-55
Monument End Date : 1555
Monument Start Date : 1548
Monument Type : House, Fortified House, Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built c1785
Monument End Date : 1795
Monument Start Date : 1775
Monument Type : Orangery
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt 1783-6
Monument End Date : 1786
Monument Start Date : 1783
Monument Type : House, Kitchen, Service Wing
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built circa 1785
Monument End Date : 1785
Monument Start Date : 1785
Monument Type : Pavilion, Bothy
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered 1788-90
Monument End Date : 1790
Monument Start Date : 1788
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built c1840
Monument End Date : 1850
Monument Start Date : 1830
Monument Type : Glasshouse
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 331605
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 331608
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 96912
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 26 SE 12
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 52018
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 52018
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 26 SE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-10-23
End Date : 1962-10-23
Associated Activities : Primary, INVESTIGATION BY RCHME/EH ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14