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Name:Ruined remains of Slingsby Castle, Slingsby
NY SMR Number:MNY1051
Type of record:Building
Last edited:Oct 25 2019 2:43PM

Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: Slingsby Conservation Area
  • Listed Building (II) 329114: RUINS OF SLINGSBY CASTLE
  • Scheduled Monument NY373: Slingsby Castle
Grid Reference:SE 696 748
Parish:Slingsby [3123]; Ryedale

Monument Type(s):

Other References/Statuses

  • AMIE Reference / HOB UID: 58548 SLINGSBY CASTLE
  • National Monuments Record: SE67SE12
  • Old Sites & Monuments Record Number: 396.02

Full description

THE PRESENT STRUCTURE WAS BUILT IN THE EARLY 17TH CENTURY ON THE SITE OF AN EARLIER STRUCTURE TO WHICH THE LICENCE TO CRENELLATE OF 1344 PROBABLY RELATES. THE REMAINS CONSIST OF A RECTANGULAR BLOCK WITH CORNER TURRETS. THE WHOLE IS IN A POOR CONDITION WITH FURTHER POSSIBILITIES OF COLLAPSE. Form: Extant Structure (1)(2)
An article discussing the licences granted to crenellate in Yorkshire was included in Medieval Yorkshire in 2017. Slingsby Castle is listed in the gazeteer with the date of the licence as 28th January 1344 and re-licenced on 17th April 1474. (Davis, P) (3) Further information can be found on the website for the Gatehouse Gazeteer.The Jacobean house may contain remnants of the earlier licenced house. (Davis, P) (4)
Research by the Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group has found that the building stone used for Slingsby Castle were Late Jurassic Malton Oolite with some Birdsall Calcareous Grit and HildenleyLimestone. (Myerscough,R) (5)

Sources and further reading

<1>SNY2 - Card Index: Yorkshire Archaeological Society. 1977 - 1980. Yorkshire Studies Card. SE67SE 657.
<2>SNY1 - Card Index: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Record Card. Various authors. SE67SE12.
<3>SNY22629 - Article: Medieval Yorkshire. 2017. Yorkshire Licences to Crenellate. Davis, P. p37&39.
<4>SNY22630 - Webpage: Philip Davis. The Gatehouse Gazeteer. Davis, P.
<5>SNY23263 - Article: Ryedale Historian. 2007. Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group. Myerscough, R.

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