Has been described as a Certain Fortified Manor House, and also as a Certain Tower House, and also as a Possible Pele Tower
There are masonry ruins/remnants remains
|Alternative Names||Estlake in Craven
|Modern Authority||North Yorkshire
|1974 Authority||North Yorkshire
The Manor Hall of Elslack seems to have been rebuilt about the reign of Henry VIII. 12 Edward II (1319). Godfrey de Altaripa had licence to embattle his house at Elslacke and a few lancet windows may possibly be of that period. There are the remains of a moat.
There are two stones on different parts of the building inscribed RB 1672, doubtless meant to commemorate the restoration of the hall by Robert Benson (Whitaker; Speight).
Elslack Hall is a two storey building much modernised but still retaining many of its 18th century features. The lancet windows mentioned by Whitaker are still to be seen but no trace remains of the two stones dated 1672 (Field Investigator, RL, 12-AUG-1960). (PastScape)
Of the embattled house of the Altaripas (if they ever availed themselves of their licence to embattle) there are now no appearances; a few lancet windows may possibly be of that period, but the greatest part of the present house seems to have been rebuilt about the reign of Henry VIII. and has little remarkable about it.—The Dungeon mentioned by Dodsworth has disappeared, and is forgotten. The house has been surrounded by a deep and broad moat. (Whitaker)
This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law
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|OS Map Grid Reference||SD928492