Austwick Hall

Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower

There are uncertain remains

NameAustwick Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishAustwick

Austwick Hall C17 with C19 alterations. L plan with central staircase to main block. Slobbered rubble, stone dressings, slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays, left-hand bay breaks forward. Central entrance has Tuscan porch, enclosed in late-C19 with rockfaced stone; plank doors, rectangular fanlight. To right are remains of blocked late C17 entrance with moulded surround. C19 windows have plain surrounds - 2 to ground floor 3 to upper floor, all with sashes with glazing bars except window over porch which has 6 pane sashes. Two small upper floor casement windows to right of centre, one with reused C17 chamfered surround. Remains of several blocked C17 windows in former third storey. Shaped eaves modillions. Gable end and central ridge stacks. Hipped roof to projecting wing. Reputedly has origins as probably C16 peel tower. Interior not accessible. (Listed Building Report)

Austwick Hall is one of the several dwellings in the North which have developed from pele towers. (Turner)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSD769688
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  • Turner, A., 29-3-1946, Country Life Vol. 99 p. 574