Steeton Hall Gateway
Steeton Hall Gateway
A very well-preserved Grade I listed 14th century gatehouse built for the manor of Steeton Hall. The gatehouse was built around 1360 and is two stories high, with a central arched passage and a smaller side passage. It is ornately crenellated, and decorated with heraldic shields, coats of arms, and grotesque gargoyles. The gateway is joined to solid curtain walls.
The gatehouse is built from large limestone blocks upon a huge plinth. A spiral stair gives access from the first floor, housing a large chamber and a small garderobe chamber. From the first floor the stair rises to the battlements.

The manor at Steeton dates to at least 1342, when William de Reygate received a license to crenellat from the king. The Hall is now a farmhouse, and though it incorporates medieval sections of the old hall, much of the current structure dates from the 17th and 18th centuries.