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Record Details

HER Number:00118/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Castle Hill Motte and Bailey, Laughton en le Morthen, Thurcroft


A medieval motte and bailey castle adjacent to All Saints Church, Laughton en le Morthen

Grid Reference:SK 516 882
Map Sheet:SK58NW
Parish:THURCROFT, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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    • Scheduled Monument 1012199: Castle Hill Motte and Bailey Castle

    Full Description

    <1> The earthworks of Laughton's motte and bailey castle stands immediately to the west of the church, on an easily-defended outlier of Magnesium Limestone. The motte is 30 ft high and 30ft in diameter at the top and is surrounded by a deep ditch" The site may also be that of Edwin's hall, or aula, which is known to have still been in existence in the soke of Laughton at Domesday. [Further information]

    <2> Motte ---> (?) Luner (?) bailey surviving in gardens. Earthworks only. References: V.C.H. II 32, J.B. Arch. Assn. NS Vol. X.36

    <1> Hey, D., 1979, The Making of South Yorkshire., p40 (Bibliographic reference). SSY137.

    <2> South Yorkshire Archaeology Service, c1974-c2003, SMR Card (Unpublished document). SSY213.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY137 - Bibliographic reference: Hey, D.. 1979. The Making of South Yorkshire.. Single volume. p40.
    <2>SSY213 - Unpublished document: South Yorkshire Archaeology Service. c1974-c2003. SMR Card. Indexed according to PIN Number.

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