HeritageGateway - Home
Site Map
Text size: A A A
You are here: Home > > > > Historic England research records Result
Historic England research recordsPrintable version | About Historic England research records

Historic England Research Records

Monument Number 53247

Hob Uid: 53247
Location :
North Yorkshire
Harrogate
Knaresborough
Grid Ref : SE3480957006
Summary : Site of rectangular defences around Knaresborough, no longer visible. Supposed site of a Roman fort; probably the remains of the Medieval town ditch.
More information : [SE 3485 5708 to SE 3494 5722] Supposed site of Town Ditch [G.T.]
[SE 3494 5722 to SE 3522 5700] Supposed site of Town Ditch [G.T.]
[SE 3522 5700 through SE 3506 5686 to SE 3501 5690].... (1)

The remains of a ditch and rampart, forming a rectangle 900 by
600 ft. and possibly a Roman fort, can be traced at Knaresborough.(2)

There are no remains of this feature. Hargrove's plan can be
seen by ground inspection to enclose the highest and oldest
part of the town. It is probable, therefore, that this former
earthwork represented the boundary of the burgus to Knaresborough
Castle, and not a Roman fort. (3)

Additional bibliography. (4-6)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1851
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hargrove E 1832 History of Knaresborough p4 fig
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 11-JAN-63
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 4
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, volume two
Source details :
Page(s) : 04-May
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 1912
Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bigland J 1819 Topography and Historical Description of Yorkshire p635
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Allen T 1831 History of Yorkshire Vol 3 p395
Page(s) :
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) :
Source Number : 7
Source : CBA research reports
Source details : Medieval Towns in England and Wales
Page(s) : 58-9
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : 14 - 1975

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 43
Monument Type : Fort
Evidence : Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Town Defences
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Uncertain
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Rectangular Enclosure
Evidence : Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 35 NW 99
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 35 NE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-01-11
End Date : 1963-01-11