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Howe Hill Castle

Hob Uid: 53388
Location :
North Yorkshire
Harrogate
North Deighton
Grid Ref : SE3939051680
Summary : A motte with a mound surviving to a height of 20m and has an overall diameter of up to 30m. The presence of a bailey has been suggested, but the evidence is inconclusive. The motte is reputed to have been the site of the Spofforth Manor House. Scheduled. This earthwork mound is visible on air photos.
More information : [SE 3940 5170] HOWE HILL [G.T.] (1)

Howe Hill, scheduled as a motte and bailey, is nearly 500 ft. in
circumference with flat top 27 ft. by 13 ft. (2-3)

Possible bailey visible. (4)

Published survey (O.S. 25" 1909) correct. A well preserved,
ditchless motte. There are no remains of a bailey, and it is
doubtful whether one ever existed. Marks visible on APs (authy.4.) are farm tracks. (5)

SE 394 517. Howe Hill (motte and bailey castle). Scheduled No NY/230. (6)

Additional reference. (7)

Listed by Cathcart King. (8)

The motte is visible as an earthwork on historic and recent air photos. (9-10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956.
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : List Ancient Monuments 1953 p116 (MOW)
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Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Arch. Nidderdale typescript 1952 p40 (E.S. Wood).
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Source Number : 4
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : A.P. CPE/UK/2557, 3036-7
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 31-OCT-62
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Source Number : 6
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : SAM List N Yorks
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage Schedule Entry 14/03/1997
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Source Number : 8
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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Source Number : 9
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/540/572 3339 30-JUL-1951
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Source Number : 10
Source : World Wide Web page
Source details : EARTH.GOOGLE.COM 24-MAY-2009 ACCESSED 25-SEP-2012
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Norman
Monument End Date : 1154
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte, Manor House, Bailey
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 230
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26621
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : MNY18709
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 35 SE 10
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 35 SE 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-10-31
End Date : 1962-10-31