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Clifton Castle

Hob Uid: 52280
Location :
North Yorkshire
Hambleton
Clifton-on-Yore
Grid Ref : SE2181084260
Summary : A license to crenellate was granted to Geoffrey le Scrope during the reign of Edward II (1307-27). A house was built on the site circa 1800. There are no surviving medieval remains other than a piece of walling.
More information : (SE 21818426) Clifton Castle on site of (NAT) Castle
(NR).(SE 21808430) Wall (NR).(SE21838423) Old Castle Well (NR).
(1)

The manor of Clifton anciently belonged to the Lords Scrope of Masham. Geoffrey le Scrope obtained license to make a castle of his house at Clifton in the reign of Edward II (1307-27 AD). Clifton Castle was erected in 1806 on the site of the ancient castellated mansion.. (2)

Running N from a quadrangle of buildings on the NW of the Castle, is an old stone rubble wall believed to be a survival from the original castle. (3)

Castle erected 1320. Written evidence held by owners. (4)

There are no remains other than the portion of walling previously noted. This is 17m long x 2.5 x 0.8m and it cannot be put into context with the original castle. (5)

Listed by Cathcart King. (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1892
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : York & The N Riding 2 1859 383-4 (Whellan)
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Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Bedale RD Aug 1960 18
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Source Number : 4
Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : ONB 1911 32
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Source Number : 4a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Sir John Cowell Clifton Castle
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RE 04-JAN-73
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Source Number : 6
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) : 532
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Vol(s) : Feb-83

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built between 1307-27
Monument End Date : 1327
Monument Start Date : 1307
Monument Type : Castle, Fortified House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Built c1800
Monument End Date : 1810
Monument Start Date : 1790
Monument Type : Country House, Service Wing, Courtyard
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 : 333574
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 28 SW 2
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 28 SW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-01-04
End Date : 1973-01-04