Whorlton, North Yorkshire
Whorlton shown within North Yorkshire
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Whorlton is a hamlet and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is very near Swainby and the A19, and 6 miles south west of Stokesley. Features include the remains of Whorlton Castle and the Church of the Holy Rood.
Whorlton Castle was built by Robert de Meynell as a typical 12th century motte and bailey Norman castle. A gatehouse was added in the 14th century. The only remains visible today are the grade I listed gatehouse and traces of the grade II* listed undercrofts (or cellars) of the main building. Due to vandalism access to the site is restricted.   
- Martin P. Wilson, 2011, “Whorlton, Old Church, Castle and Abandoned Village”, ‘’The Winding Way’’, http://www.thewindingway.com/places/110-europe/british-isles/england/yorkshire/93-whorlton-old-church-castle-and-abandoned-village, last updated 27 June 2011.
- Diocese of York, 2010, ‘’Holy Cross Old Church, Whorlton, Swainby’’, http://www.achurchnearyou.com/whorlton-holy-cross-old-church/, © 2010 Archbishops' Council.
- "Name: WHORLTON CASTLE GATEHOUSE List entry Number: 1151332". English Heritage. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Name: RUINS OF WHORLTON CASTLE UNDERCROFTS List entry Number: 1189310". English Heritage. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- "Whorlton, Old Church, Castle and Abandoned Village". The Wingding way. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
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