Panaramic view

Canary Castle  | OS Grid Ref: 419546,468691  | Site classified as: Building:Folly  | HPG Ref: 60054

Map Evidence

1856/7 OS
Named folly?
1909 OS
Building shown, not named
1955 OS SE 16 NE
As above, (see Canary Crag)

Extract from Site Visit report

Site Description: Folly
Site Access: Via cart track half mile walk from road to gate marked 'No public access'.
Parking: On the Pateley Bridge/ Kirkby Malzeard road
Visibility: On S slope of valley running E – W across private fenced off area planted with trees.
Micro climate: Sheltered
North boundary: Valley side out by river
South boundary: Beyond tree belt
East boundary: Bound by stone wall
West boundary: Bound by offset stone wall
Buildings: None
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: No access, locked and marked 'no public access'. Path to above gate
Other man-made features: Wall bounds S and W area and in SW corner appears to be turreted. Gives impression of a ruined look-out tower.
Natural features: Narrow valley through which runs fast flowing stream
Planting: Saplings recently planted.
Local knowledge: Photographs (No)
Recorder: MJ
Date: 07/12/09

Additional Information

Canary Castle shown on 1856/7 OS map and could be a folly, although only an unnamed structure is shown on 1909 OS map. Today it is not accessible from a PRoW, a possible 'turret' can be seen in south west corner at a junction of two walls

Extract from 1851 OS map centred on Site
Extract from OS Landranger map centred on Site
Extract from Google Map image map centred on Site
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