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Monument Number 42722

Hob Uid: 42722
Location :
Lancashire
Preston
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SD5230030090
Summary : The site of a Motte and Bailey castle, which went out of use by 1123. The mound was levelled in 1855. A circular mound with a basal diameter of about 125 feet standing upon the extremity of a projecting cliff at Ashton. A semi-circular ditch detached the nose of the promontory from the mainland, suggesting the crescentric form of bailey.
More information : SD 52303009 Mound (NR). (1)

Earthwork class D (ie Motte & Bailey). A circular mound with a basal diameter of about 125 ft stood upon the extremity of a projecting cliff at Ashton, within the grounds of Tulketh
Hall. A semi-circular ditch detached the nose of the promontory from the mainland, suggesting the crescentric form of bailey. These remains existed until 1855 but were later destroyed, and the site is now much excavated and built over. At whatever time the castle was constructed, it would have ceased to be in use for military purposes in 1123. In that year the site was given to thirteen Cistercian monks to settle there. (See also SD 53 SW 22) (2-5)

No trace survives on the ground. (6)

Listed by Cathcart King. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1849
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Source : The Victoria history of the county of Lancaster, volume two
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Page(s) : 536
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Vol(s) : 1908
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Preston 1857 117-20 508 (C Hardwick)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Lancs 1836 4 304 (E Baines)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Lancs 1868 2 437 630
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 25-MAR-58
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Source Number : 7
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Page(s) : 249
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Vol(s) : Jan-83

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1123
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Motte, Bailey
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : destroyed
Monument End Date : 1855
Monument Start Date : 1855
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey
Evidence : Destroyed Monument

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 53 SW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SD 53 SW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1958-03-25
End Date : 1958-03-25