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Monument Number 59719

Hob Uid: 59719
Location :
North Yorkshire
Ryedale
Birdsall
Grid Ref : SE7954063900
Summary : Remains of motte and bailey, situated on a headland, with oval platform and ditches still visible. It was probably destroyed in 1173, the material being used to build part of Meaux Abbey. Scheduled.
More information : SE 7954 6390. Site of Castle (L.B.] (A.D. 1150). (1)

At Mount Ferrant is the site of a Norman timber castle on a headland falling steeply on all sides but the eastern where it is joined by a narrow neck,across which were cut one or two ditches. The oval platform was of about one acre, which was divided into two portions by a slight ditch. In the 12th. cent. the castle was destroyed, the material being used to build part of Meaux Abbey. (2)

Description correct. The probable remains of a motte and bailey
mainly protected by natural slopes.
Published survey (25") correct. (3)

SE 7964 6388. Mount Ferrant: a motte and bailey castle. Scheduled RSM no. 20527. (4)

Cathcart King states the castle was destroyed in about 1173, and was apparently a wooden structure. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" map, 1930
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Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, volume two
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Page(s) : 2
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Vol(s) : 1912
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Field Investigator, ANK, 05-JUL-1967
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage, Scheduling Amendment, 18-FEB-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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Page(s) : 513
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Vol(s) : Feb-83

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : destroyed 1173
Monument End Date : 1173
Monument Start Date : 1173
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey
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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 27
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20527
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 76 SE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 76 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1967-07-05
End Date : 1967-07-05