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Wressle Castle (Wressell Castle)

  • Built / Designed For: Thomas Percy

    House & Family History: Wressle was not built as a defensive castle, but as a luxurious high status home. It was held by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War and mostly demolished circa 1648-50. A fire in 1796 destroyed much of what remained. Today the South Range of the Castle is all that survives. In addition to its Grade I-listed status, the remains of Wressle Castle are also listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Percy, 14th century; Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland, 16th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No