Constable Burton Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameConstable Burton Hall
Alternative NamesBurton Conestable
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishConstable Burton

Country house designed by John Carr and built 1762-67, possibly on the site of a fortified house, and replacing an early 17th century house designed by Inigo Jones. The present house is Palladian in style, built of sandstone ashlar with a slate roof. The central three bays of the main front are recessed behind a projecting portico of four giant Ionic columns, approached by an imperial staircase. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

C18 Hall on site of house granted licensed to build a 'crenellated fortalice' to Geoffrey le Scrope in 1338. He had obtained the manor in 1321, from the family of constables of Richmond Castle. The VCH suggests the house was used as a hunting lodge.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSE163911
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Calculate Print


  • Salter, Mike, 2001, The Castles and Tower Houses of Yorkshire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 33
  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle) p. 10, 12
  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1914, VCH Yorkshire: North Riding Vol. 1 p. 232-5 online transcription
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 412 online copy


  • 1826, The Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 96 Part 2 p. 304 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1898, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1338-40) Vol. 4 p. 94 online copy