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Monument Number 55786

Hob Uid: 55786
Location :
Doncaster
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SE5513006700
Summary : Medieval motte and bailey, with traces of an outer bailey on the east and a small external mound, possibly a barbican, visible as earthworks. The castle belonged to Nigel Fozzard on lands held from Robert of Mortain (died 1091). Scheduled.Part of the bailey circuit is visible as earthwork on air photographs.
More information : [SE 5513 0670] Castle Mound [G.T.]. Castle Hills [T.I.] (1)

A motte and bailey, with traces of an outer bailey on the east and a small external mound, possibly a barbican, in the angle N.W. of the bailey, situated at Castle Hills, Langthwaite.
This was one of Nigel Fozzard's castles on lands held from Robert of Mortain [died 1091].

The name is spelt Hangthwaite on the OS map, but Langthwaite Dite is also shown. (2-3)

Correctly described and in good condition. Published survey (25") revised. (4)

SE 5518 0673. Castle Hills motte and bailey castle, Langthwaite. Scheduled RSM no. 13211. (5)

Listed by Cathcart King. (6)

Part of the bailey circuit is visible as earthwork on air photographs, centred at SE 5514 0673. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1955
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, volume two
Source details : (E S Armitage)
Page(s) : 32
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Vol(s) : 1912
Source Number : 3
Source : Yorkshire's ruined castles : an account of their history, asssociations and architecture with a chapter on the fortified houses of the county
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Page(s) : 27,128
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 01-SEP-64
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
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Source Number : 6
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 : 7
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SE5506/1 (DNR 1284/28) 16-Nov-1978
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey, Barbican
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 13211
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (South Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 00392/01
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 50 NE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 50 NE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-09-01
End Date : 1964-09-01
Associated Activities : Primary, EH: THE MAGNESIAN LIMESTONE IN SOUTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31