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Worton Hall

In the civil parish of Bainbridge.
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: SD95529010
Latitude 54.30654° Longitude -2.07031°

Worton Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are major building remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


House. Dated 1600. For Anthony Besson, the founder of Yorebridge Grammar School, and an attorney of the Star Chamber. Rubble, stone slate roof. 2-cell end-entry house with added 2-storey porch. 2 storeys, 3:1 first floor-windows. Quoins. Mullion windows. Ground floor: 3-light window with ovolo moulding on chamfer and hoodmould; 6-light double-chamfered window with ovolo moulding and hoodmould. First floor: 4-, 3-, 3-light hollow- chamfered windows. Central corniced stack. To right, porch set back from line of house: board door in chamfered quoined surround with slab lintel, and on first floor a 3-light chamfered-mullion window with hoodmould. End entry doorway inside porch: board door in ashlar chamfered surround with lintel inscribed "ANNO DOMINE 1600 A.B.". Interior:in right-hand ground- floor room, segmental arch of 2 richly-moulded orders, part of either fireplace-and-doorway group or triple fireplace group. (Listed Building Report)

The house has a tower at its east end, with a projecting semi-circular stair turret at the rear. Most of the visible features of house and tower are of seventeenth-century date and later. (Ryder 1982 - in list of fortified manor houses)
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