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Howe Hill

Hob Uid: 53945
Location :
North Yorkshire
Hambleton
Yafforth
Grid Ref : SE3466095010
Summary : 12th century motte, probably built during the reign of King Stephen. The motte is in the form of an artificial flat topped mound built on top of natural knoll surviving as an earthwork. It is 65m in diameter at the base and 25 at the top, it stands 4.5m above the level of the knoll. It is surounded by a ditch with an outerscarp bank with an entrance on the north side. It was disused by 1198. Scheduled.
More information : [SE 34669501] Howe Hill CASTLE MOUND [LB]. (1)

A natural hillock formed into a motte some 75' diameter at the top. The motte rose some 16' above the ditch which encircled it, and part of the counterscarp bank of which still remains on the north and south sides. Probably erected during the reign of Stephen, 1135-1154. There was no bailey. (2)

Well preserved and correctly described. Resurveyed at 1:2500. (3)

Low motte on mound in marshes of the River Wiske at Yafforth, disused by 1198. (4)

SE 346 950. Howe Hill. Scheduled No NY/276. (5)

Additional reference. (6)

Listed by Cathcart King. (7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" NSL (Prov)
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Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : 1913 (W.M. l'Anson)
Page(s) : 398-399
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Vol(s) : 22
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 02-MAY-67
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Source Number : 4
Source : Norman castles in Britain
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Page(s) : 351
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Source Number : 4a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Feet of Fines 9 Ric I
Page(s) : 126-8
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
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Page(s) : 17
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24-Sep-97
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Source Number : 7
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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Page(s) : 528
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Vol(s) : Feb-83

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Probably built in reign of King Stephen
Monument End Date : 1154
Monument Start Date : 1135
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : disused by 1198
Monument End Date : 1198
Monument Start Date : 1198
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 276
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 29527
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 39 NW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 39 NW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1967-05-02
End Date : 1967-05-02