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Name:Spofforth Castle
NY SMR Number:MNY18703
Type of record:Building
Last edited:Feb 6 2019 2:18PM

Protected Status

  • Conservation Area: Spofforth Conservation Area
  • Scheduled Monument 13273: Spofforth Castle magnate's residence. [In guardianship]
Grid Reference:SE 360 511
Parish:Spofforth with Stockeld [6122]; Harrogate

Monument Type(s):

Other References/Statuses

  • AMIE Reference / HOB UID: 53376 SPOFFORTH CASTLE
  • National Monuments Record: SE35SE6

Full description

An article discussing the licences granted to crenellate in Yorkshire was included in Medieval Yorkshire in 2017. Spoffort Castle is listed in the gazeteer with the date of the licence as 4th October 1308. (Davis, P) (5) Further information can be found on the website for the Gatehouse Gazeteer. The remains consist of the ruins of the 13th century west range of the Manor House and buried remains of other associated buildings from the 11th century and earlier phases. (Davis, P) (6)

<1> Ordnance Survey, Various, Ordnance Survey Record Card, SE35SE006 (Card Index). SNY1.

<2> University of York, 2003, DISSERTATION: Yorkshire courtyard castles and social identities c 1360 - 1420: ambitions and anxieties (Manuscript). SNY8413.

<3> 2003, Spofforth Castle - SMR (Manuscript). SNY8439.

<4> 1979, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire the West Riding, p 495 - 496 (Monograph). SNY1844.

<5> Medieval Yorkshire, 2017, Yorkshire Licences to Crenellate, p36 (Article). SNY22629.

<6> Philip Davis, The Gatehouse Gazeteer, http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/2166.html (Webpage). SNY22630.

Sources and further reading

<1>SNY1 - Card Index: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Record Card. Various authors. SE35SE006.
<2>SNY8413 - Manuscript: University of York. 2003. DISSERTATION: Yorkshire courtyard castles and social identities c 1360 - 1420: ambitions and anxieties. Humble, E.
<3>SNY8439 - Manuscript: 2003. Spofforth Castle - SMR. Humble, L.
<4>SNY1844 - Monograph: 1979. The Buildings of England: Yorkshire the West Riding. Pevsner, N. p 495 - 496.
<5>SNY22629 - Article: Medieval Yorkshire. 2017. Yorkshire Licences to Crenellate. Davis, P. p36.
<6>SNY22630 - Webpage: Philip Davis. The Gatehouse Gazeteer. Davis, P. http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/2166.html.

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