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Stapleton Castlegathe

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Croft; Garth Field; Hall Garth

In the civil parish of Stapleton.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: NZ262121
Latitude 54.50355° Longitude -1.59691°

Stapleton Castlegathe has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


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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