OS grid reference:- SE 820 928
The ruined folly of Skelton Tower, an important local landmark and a Grade II listed building, stand dramatically overlooking the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Newtondale.
The tower, which has two stories was constructed around 1830 as a shooting lodge by the Rev. Robert Skelton, a former rector of Levisham. The grassy headland it sits on is known as Corn Hill Point due to the surounding pastures being ploughed up and used for growing crops during the Napoleonic wars.
The views from the ruins provide superb views encompassing Goathland Moor to the north, Pickering to the south, and down Newtondale and over the track of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
Historic Buildings of Yorkshire