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Henderskelfe Castle

Hob Uid: 59915
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Henderskelfe
Grid Ref : SE7151070060
Summary : A castle constructed in the reign of Edward III but in ruins by 1359. In Lelend's time it was noted as a quadrangular castle. It was rebuilt in 1683 but destroyed by fire in 1693. It was finally demolished after 1699 to make way for Castle Howard.
More information : (SE 7163 6996) Henderskelfe Castle (NR) (Site of)(NAT) (1)

(SE 7151 7006) Henderskelfe Castle (NR) (Site of)(NAT) (2)

Henderskelfe Castle, built in the reign of Edward III by the
Greystoke family, was in ruins in 1359. It was rebuilt in 1683 but
was destroyed by fire in 1693. (3-5)

The remains of Hinderskelfe Castle, together with the village
(SE 77 SW 11) and the church (SE 77 SW 12) was destroyed to make way for Castle Howard house in the years following 1699. Barley's redrawn central portion of the 1694 estate map (see SE 77 SW 11) shows the relationship between the castle and the present Castle Howard which is shown as a superimposed pecked outline. The true position of the former castle would therefore be at SE 7151 7006 (as shown on OS 6" 1958) and not at the original Ordnance Survey 1889 location at SE7163 6996. Barley added that if the castle had been located at the latter position it would have interfered with the making of the formal gardens which proceeded alongside the building of Castle
Howard house. (6)

Listed by Cathcart King as a vanished castle. In Leland's time it was described as a quadrangular castle. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" 1889
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Source Number : 2
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1958
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : York and the North Riding 2 1859 581 (T Whellan)
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Source Number : 4
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, North Riding, volume two
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Page(s) : 108
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Source Number : 5
Source : Yorkshire, the North Riding
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Page(s) : 107
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Antiquaries journal : journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Source details : (M W Barley)
Page(s) : 358-60
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Vol(s) : 2 (1978)
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 : 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) : 530
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Vol(s) : Feb-83

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built during reign of Edward III
Monument End Date : 1377
Monument Start Date : 1327
Monument Type : Quadrangular Castle
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : In ruins by 1359
Monument End Date : 1359
Monument Start Date : 1359
Monument Type : Quadrangular Castle
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt in 1683
Monument End Date : 1683
Monument Start Date : 1683
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Destroyed by fire in 1693
Monument End Date : 1693
Monument Start Date : 1693
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Demolished after 1699
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Monument Start Date : 1699
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Demolished Building

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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 1719.03
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 1719.04
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 77 SW 10
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