Whorlton, North Yorkshire

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Whorlton Castle.jpg
Whorlton Castle gatehouse
Whorlton is located in North Yorkshire
Whorlton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 598 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ484024
Civil parish
  • Whorlton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL6
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
54°24′55″N 1°15′19″W / 54.415150°N 1.255170°W / 54.415150; -1.255170Coordinates: 54°24′55″N 1°15′19″W / 54.415150°N 1.255170°W / 54.415150; -1.255170

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.[2][3]

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.[4][5][2]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Martin P. (27 June 2011). "Whorlton, Old Church, Castle and Abandoned Village". The Winding Way. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Archbishops' Council (2010). "Holy Cross Old Church, Whorlton, Swainby". Diocese of York. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "WHORLTON CASTLE GATEHOUSE (1151332)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "RUINS OF WHORLTON CASTLE UNDERCROFTS (1189310)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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