Stapleton Castlegathe

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameStapleton Castlegathe
Alternative NamesCroft; Garth Field; Hall Garth
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishStapleton

A hall in Garth Field, described as a substantial stone building with a chapel at one end, was demolished circa 1820. Possibly moated and fortified. (PastScape)

There were, not so long ago, indications of extensive building about the village. In the 'Garth Field' on the north side of the green there was a large house, standing within living memory (pulled down about 1820), probably built by the Methams. . . . Every vestige of this building has disappeared, but on visiting it in 1879, one Richard Johnson, the 'oldest inhabitant,' whose family have been tenants of the Garth Field for 200 years, pointed out to us the position of the house, and a 'fish-pond,' or rather a moat, at the back. He recollected the house well and described it as very large and substantial, 'more like a castle than a house,' the walls being 5 or 6 feet thick. It was shaped like the letter L, the base of the letter facing the hill and the top line representing a chapel at the other end, with a large east window facing the village. The house was of stone, two stories high, with great square windows divided by oak mullions, and gables over... (VCH)

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OS Map Grid ReferenceNZ262121
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  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle) p. 95
  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 121
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1914, VCH Yorkshire: North Riding Vol. 1 p. 162-3, 167 online transcription


  • Chetwynd-Stapylton, H.E., 1884, 'The Stapletons of Richmondshire' Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 8 p. 67-9 online copy