Whorlton, North Yorkshire

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Whorlton is located in North Yorkshire
 Whorlton shown within North Yorkshire
Population 598 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference NZ484024
Civil parish Whorlton
District Hambleton
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district DL6
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 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 gatehouse

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][6]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Diocese of York, 2010, ‘’Holy Cross Old Church, Whorlton, Swainby’’, http://www.achurchnearyou.com/whorlton-holy-cross-old-church/, © 2010 Archbishops' Council.
  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. 
  6. ^ "Whorlton, Old Church, Castle and Abandoned Village". The Wingding way. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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