Image shows Harewood Castle located off the west side of Harrogate Road. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade 1 listed, being the finest example of a medieval fortified Tower House in Yorkshire. Here, the pointed-arched doorway with chamfered surround at the east entrance can be seen. The groove for the portcullis still exists.
Above the portcullis chamber there is the remains of a traceried chapel window at third floor level. It is flanked by carved stone shields depicting the coat-of-arms of Edward Baliol, King of Scotland, left, and the Aldburgh coat-of-arms, right. Harewood Castle was the seat of Sir William de Aldburgh who was a high ranking messenger in the service of Edward Baliol. An inscription over the rectangular window reads in Latin 'Vat Sal be Sal', or translated 'What Shall be Shall. Image courtesy of Paul Baker
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