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Castle Hill

Hob Uid: 26929
Location :
Stockton-on-Tees
Castlelevington
Grid Ref : NZ4610010300
Summary : Castle Leavington. A very fine motte, placed at an angle of a steep bluff, the ground to the west being a level plateau, on which no signs of an attached bailey can be seen. The earthen breastwork round the top, enclosing an area of 0.5 acres, is in good condition, and retains its entrance on the south, and its inner platform. The outer slope of the motte is slightly flattened except on the south east and the ditch completely surrounds it. The manor was given to Robert de Brus early in the 12th century but by 1274 only the motte remained. Scheduled.
More information : (NZ 46101030) Castle Hill (fort) (GT) (1)

Castle Leavington. A very fine motte, placed at an angle of a steep bluff, the ground to the west being a level plateau, on which no signs of an attached bailey can be seen. The earthen breastwork round the top, enclosing an area of 0.5 acres, is in good condition, and retains its entrance on the south, and its inner platform. The outer slope of the motte is slightly flattened except on the south east and the ditch completely surrounds it. The manor was given to Robert de Brus early in the 12th century but by 1274 only the motte remained. (2)

The motte is in a good state of preservation and has been surveyed at 1:2500. The description by Authority 2 remains correct except that the outer ditch does not surround the entire mound but only extends from the north west, south west and south east quadrant giving added protection from the level plateau on the west. The remainder of the motte on the north east is protected by very steep natural ground rising from the River Leven. (3)

NZ 461103. Castle Leavington, a large and fine ringwork. (4)

NZ 4610 1031. Castle Hill. Scheduled No CL/8. (5)

Listed by Cathcart King. (6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, volume two
Source details :
Page(s) : 20-21
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Vol(s) : 1912
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 24-AUG-62
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Source Number : 4
Source : Chateau Gaillard, 3. Conference at Battle, Sussex, 19-24 September 1966
Source details : (D H. Cathcart King and L Alcock)
Page(s) : 123
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Vol(s) : 1969
Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details :
Page(s) : 8
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Source Number : 6
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Page(s) : 515
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Vol(s) : 2

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : early 12th century
Monument End Date : 1133
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Manor
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Last recorded date
Monument End Date : 1274
Monument Start Date : 1274
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : CL 8
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 41 SE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 41 SE 3
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1962-08-24
End Date : 1962-08-24
Associated Activities : Primary, WHITE HALL FARM (TEESIDE POWER PROJECT)
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31