Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

SHERIFF HUTTON CASTLE


SHERIFF HUTTON CASTLE
Photo © Alison Stamp

The first motte & bailey castle was constructed to the south of the church in 1140. A new fortified manor house was built by the Nevill family of Middleham Castle, Raby Castle and Brancepeth Castle after a licence to crenellate was granted in 1382. The building consisted of four very tall towers and a large gatehouse. It was in ruins in the 17th century and the walls were partially demolished.

Open to the public.


Photo Andrew Rowland

 

Directions
10 miles north of York, of the A64

 



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