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Monument Number 81692

Hob Uid: 81692
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Grid Ref : TA2205029010
Summary : Medieval moat and fishponds surviving as earthworks. Site of the 14th century manor house of Burstwick, recorded as standing in the 18th century. The manor passed to the Crown through escheatment in 1274 and was granted away in 1355. Records show that work was carried out on the site at various times between 1277 and 1354. The manorial buildings were arranged around a courtyard and were mostly timber framed. They included great and little halls, two chapels, an outer and inner gatehouse, kitchens, cellars, a buttery, bakery, and brewhouse.
More information : [TA 22052901]. Castle [GT] (site of) Fish Pond [GT] [2 places]. (1)

A nearly square moat, said to be the site of Burstwick castle, may have surrounded the old house. The sites of two or more fishponds lie to the south of the moat. (2)

Burstwick was one of the most important Royal manors in the north during the first half of the 14th century. The manor escheated to the Crown as part of the inheritance of Aveline de Forz in 1274. The residence, situated at Hall Garth was evidently built round a courtyard with inner and outer gatehouses together with chapels, a dovecote and a windmill, also a garden and two parks, the N park having a moated lodge with hall and chapel (See TA 23 SW 1). There are records of maintenance from 1277 to 1354; the ditches and fish ponds were constructed in 1294. (3)

The great castle of Burstwick was still standing in the late C18th(4)

TA 220 290. Burstwick Castle. Scheduled No HU/137. (5)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" N.S.L
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Source details : Seigniory of Holderness, vol. 2, 1841, p. 362 (Geo. Poulson)
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Source : The history of the King's Works, volume 2 : the Middle Ages
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG 2152A/11/A Holderness RO Aug 1965
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage SAM List Humbs March 1994 25
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant 1274-1382
Monument End Date : 1382
Monument Start Date : 1274
Monument Type : Fishpond, Moat, Manor House, Great Hall, Domestic Chapel, Hall House, Kitchen, Bakery, Brewhouse, Buttery, Stable, Barn, Dovecote, Windmill, Gatehouse, Cellar, Timber Framed Building, Courtyard
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : HU 137
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 22 NW 2
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