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Gilling Castle

Hob Uid: 58490
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Gilling East
Grid Ref : SE6090076600
Summary : Late 14th century tower house, altered in the late 16th century and remodelled in the early 18th century. Classrooms were added in 1929 when it became a preparatory school for Ampleforth College. Stone-built and U-shaped in plan.
More information : SE 6110 7680 Gilling Castle (NR). (1)

Gilling Castle; late 14th century with a reconstruction of the upper floors in the late 16th century and the addition of two wings in the early 18th century. Classrooms were added in 1929 when it became part of Ampleforth College. Grade II. Plan. (2-4)

Gilling Castle is as described by the previous authorities. It is still in use as a preparatory school run by the Benedictine Order, for Ampleforth College.
Published survey (25") revised. (5)

SE 611 768. The basement of the 18th century building is all that survives of a large tower house built by Thomas Etton, who died in 1394 or 1395. It formed the ground floor of the original building.
SE 6106 7705. (6)

Gilling Castle. Listed Grade I. (8)

Listed by Cathcart King. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" map, 1958
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : (J Bilson)
Page(s) : 105-192
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Vol(s) : 19 (1907)
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ministry of Housing and Local Government List Helmsley RD Yorkshire North Riding, December 1948, p 5
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Source Number : 4
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, North Riding, volume one
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Page(s) : 479-480
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : A G Markendale/02-NOV-1977/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Chris Jones/02-JUN-1995/RCHME/NYCC:Howardian Hills Project
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Source Number : 7
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
Source Number : 8
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Ryedale, 11-DEC-1985
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Source Number : 9
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) : 517
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1367
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Late C16 alterations
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1567
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled early C18
Monument End Date : 1732
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Country House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Converted in 1929
Monument End Date : 1929
Monument Start Date : 1929
Monument Type : Preparatory School
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 297
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 329597
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 67 NW 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1066572
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1066562
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 67 NW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1977-11-02
End Date : 1977-11-02
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME/NYCC: HOWARDIAN HILLS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-04-01
End Date : 1994-01-01
Associated Activities : Primary, GILLING CASTLE PARK
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2010-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31