The House from an early 20th century postcard
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
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat 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