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Castle Hill

Hob Uid: 316463
Location :
Doncaster
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK4847099900
Summary : Medieval motte and bailey castle, damaged by landscape gardening. The truncated motte is 52 feet high above the ditch and the bailey is surrounded by a bank 6 feet in height. The ditch surrounding the motte and bailey is 50 feet wide. Although mutilated most of these features were present during field investigation in 1965 and are visible as earthworks on air photographs. Scheduled.
More information : SK 484 999. Castle Hill [G.T.]. (1)

Castle Hill - Motte and Bailey Castle. The truncated motte is 52 feet high above the ditch and the bailey surrounded by a bank of six feet average height. The ditch which surrounds both motte and bailey is 50 feet wide. On the N.W. side there is a small half-moon annexe, possibly part of a defended approach or barbican. Scheduled. (2-4)

The motte and bailey forms part of a public park, and although landscape gardening has obliterated parts of the earthwork and mutilated others, the main characteristic still survive. Published
survey (1:1250) revised. GP. AO/53/27/2. (5)

Additional reference. (6)

A medieval motte and bailey are visible as earthworks on air photographs centred at SK 4847 9990.

The motte measures approximately 43m in diameter. To the north-east lies the bailey. The bailey is formed by a broad bank with an average width of approximately 17m and encloses an area of around 0.1ha.

The bailey ditch and annexe noted by authority 2, above, were not identifiable on the photographs available.
(7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1903
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Source : Hunter Archaeological Society transactions
Source details : (S O Addy)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Victoria County History of Yorkshire
Source details : 1912
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Ancient Monuments of England & Wales 1961 113 (MOW)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 02-APR-65
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Clark G T, 1884. Medieval Military Architecture in England Vol 1 (25 plan)
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Source Number : 7
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR MAL/71024 0055 17-Apr-1971
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey, Barbican
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 13210
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (South Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 00122/01
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 49 NE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 49 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-04-02
End Date : 1965-04-02
Associated Activities : Primary, EH: THE MAGNESIAN LIMESTONE IN SOUTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31