Has been described as a Certain Pele Tower, and also as a Certain Tower House
There are major building remains
|Alternative Names||Helefeld; Helgefelt
|Modern Authority||North Yorkshire
|1974 Authority||North Yorkshire
Hellifield Peel, erected c.1440, was crenellated and moated. It had been partly demolished in 1959 (Pevsner).
The remains of Hellifield Peel, situated at SD85945557, are now roofless and in an advanced state of decay. The central range shows some evidence of 15th c. work, though the building as a whole, is mainly modern. There are no indications of a moat (Speight).
Ruins of a fortified house built in the 14th century, possibly as an aisled hall, and altered in the 15th century. Further alterations were carried out in the 17th and late 18/early 19th centuries and the building was partly demolished in 1959. Three storeyed and built of stone rubble. No visible trace of the moat survives. Listed Grade II (Listed Building Report).
By 2007 the peel had been restored as part of a Channel 4 television programme "Grand Designs". The building is used as a bed and breakfast. The website of the business includes a popular history of the building and numerous images. (PastScape)
This site is a scheduled monument protected by law
This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law
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|OS Map Grid Reference||SD858556