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Flamborough Castle

Hob Uid: 81854
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Flamborough
Grid Ref : TA2258670344
Summary : Remains of a medieval fortified manor house and associated earthworks. Only the east, south and west walls of the house are still standing. The earthworks represent the remains of tofts and crofts, hollow ways and field boundaries.
More information : TA 2260 7034. Remains of Flamborough Castle, a fortified manor house. (NR) (1)

Flamborough Castle, the remains of a Medieval fortified manor house constructed of chalk blocks, which had a vaulted basement, plain doorway and loophole. There were traces of a garderobe drain from first floor level. Foundations of a hall with an outbuilding were planned together with adjoining tofts and crofts, sunken ways and field boundaries. (2)

The published earthworks (revised at 25") are consistent with the above description. Only the east, south, and west walls of the fortified manor house remain standing. See photograph. (3)

TA 226 703. Flamborough Castle. Scheduled No HU/139. (4)

There may have been an earlier castle here in 1180-1193 when a `constabularius' is documented. (5)

The monument is also visible as earthworks on air photographs examined as part of the Rapid Coastal Assessment Survey of the Yorkshire and Humber Estuary. (7)

The remains of a medieval fortified manor house constructed of chalk blocks, which had a vaulted basement, plain doorway and loophole. There were traces of a garderobe drain from first floor level. Foundations of a hall with an outbuilding were planned together with adjoining tofts and crofts, sunken ways and field boundaries. The published earthworks (revised at 25") are consistent with the above description. Only the east, south and west walls of the fortified manor house remain standing There may have been an earlier castle here in 1180¿93 when a `constabularius¿ is documented. A watching brief was carried out in 1995 (EHU378: FCF 95). Scheduled Monument and Grade I listed. (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" map, 1958
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Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : (JR Earnshaw)
Page(s) : 322
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Vol(s) : 41 1965
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Field Investigator, DS, 27-NOV-1969
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Source Number : 4
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : English Heritage SAM List Humbs March 1994 11
Page(s) : 11
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Source Number : 5
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of East Riding of Yorkshire, 02-FEB-1985
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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 TA 2270/12 (17256/59) 15-MAR-1999
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Source Number : 8
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Gazetteer Reference FL94, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Settlement, Field System, Hollow Way, Toft, Croft, Field Boundary, Manor House
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 1180-1193
Monument End Date : 1193
Monument Start Date : 1180
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Licenced 1351-2
Monument End Date : 1352
Monument Start Date : 1351
Monument Type : Fortified Manor House
Evidence : Ruined Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : HU 139
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 26506
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 166824
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1014896
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External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1083401
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Humberside)
External Cross Reference Number : MHU1021
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 27 SW 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TA 27 SW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-11-27
End Date : 1969-11-27
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND OFF BEMPTON LANE
Activity type : GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FLAMBOROUGH CASTLE, TOWER STREET
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1995-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, THE YORKSHIRE COAST AND HUMBER ESTUARY RCZAS NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2006-05-12
End Date : 2007-05-31