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Monument Number 55989

Hob Uid: 55989
Location :
Doncaster
Sprotbrough and Cusworth
Grid Ref : SE5418003340
Summary : Earthworks of a motte in Cusworth Park. Field investigations in 1964 found it to measure 16ft high, and 60ft by 70ft wide. The ditch which was about 20 ft wide had been filled in on the east. The counterscarp bank survived on the north side. The Motte is scheduled.Part of the circumference of the ditch surrounding the motte is visible as an earthwork on air photographs.
More information : SE 5418 0334. Castle Mound [GT.]. (1)

Castle Hill, Cusworth, is an isolated motte, 16ft. high and measuring 60ft by 70ft. on the oval top. The ditch, about 20 ft. wide, has been filled on the east. The counterscarp bank remains on
the north side. (2)

Published survey (25") revised. The motte is now completely overgrown. There is no evidence of a bailey. (3)

SE 5418 0334. Cusworth motte castle. Scheduled RSM no. 13253. (4)

Listed by Cathcart King (5)

Part of the circumference of the ditch surrounding the motte is visible as an earthwork on air photographs. It measures 5m across and has an internal diameter of c.36m. The motte is centred at SE 5418 0333.
(6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, volume two
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 26-AUG-64
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Source Number : 4
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
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Source Number : 5
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 : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR MAL/71050 0170 03-May-1971
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 13253
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (South Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 00120/01
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 50 SW 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 50 SW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-08-26
End Date : 1964-08-26
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