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Monument Number 53880

Hob Uid: 53880
Location :
North Yorkshire
Hambleton
Newsham with Breckenbrough, Kirby Wiske
Grid Ref : SE3763084230
Summary : Breckenbrough Castle Farm, possibly built on the site of a castle. Air photographs taken in 1999 show a complex of earthworks comprising a series of sub-rectangular enclosures of probable medieval date to the west of the farm. Earthworks immediately to the south of the farm comprising a mound situated at the right angle formed between two banks, may represent later post medieval features, possibly garden features.
More information : (SE 37648423) Breckenbrough Castle Farm on site of (NAT) Castle (NR). (1)

Breckenbrough or Breckenborough. Here was a castle, or castellated mansion, belonging to the Lascelles family. No trace of the castle exists and the site is occupied by a farmhouse. (2)

To the south east of the farmhouse a broad turf covered bank, 30.0m in length and 1.0m in height, terminating at a circular mound may possibly be associated with the "castle", otherwise there are no remains.

Published survey (25") revised. (3)

Air photographs taken in 1999 show a complex of earthworks of probable medieval date to the west of the farm. They comprise a series of sub-rectangular enclosures centred at SE 3757 8423. The most clearly visible enclosure (SE 3757 8420) measures approximately 48m by 41m. A block of ridge and furrow cultivation immediately to the west respects these features. A second block of ridge and furrow to the south appears to partially overlie some of the earthworks (SE 3758 8419).

To the south of the farm, centred at 3767 8419, are the bank and mound recorded by authority 3 (these are also depicted on the OS 1856 6 inch map). A second bank is visible forming a right angle with the first; the mound is situated at the approximate right angle. These features may represent garden features of post medieval date. (4-5)


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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : York and NR 2 1859 539 (T Whellan)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHP 10-MAY-74
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SE 3784/5 (17300/63) 08-JUL-1999
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Source Number : 5
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1856
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Castle, Enclosure
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Farmhouse, Garden
Evidence : Extant Building, Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 38 SE 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 38 SE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-05-10
End Date : 1974-05-10
Associated Activities : Primary, EH: AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE (NORTH): 1999/00
Activity type : AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE
Start Date : 1999-04-01
End Date : 2000-03-31