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Record Details

HER Number:00120/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Cusworth Castle Mound, Sprotbrough


A castle mound. The motte may have been modified by the landscaping of Cusworth park in the 1760s.

Grid Reference:SE 541 033
Map Sheet:SE50SW
Parish:SPROTBROUGH, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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Monument Type(s):

  • MOTTE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Protected Status:

    • Scheduled Monument () 1010767: Cusworth Motte Castle
    • Registered Park or Garden (II) 1000412: Cusworth Park

    Full Description

    <1> "Castle Mound' hidden by trees on a small plateau alongside the A1 motorway, is in fact the 'temple hill' that was constructed as a feature of Cusworth Park in 1762-3, complete with a fine slope and ha-ha"

    <2> References V.C.H. II p. 23.

    <3> 'Castle Hill' is recorded as a place-name on a plan of the area produced by Joseph Dickinson in 1719, suggesting that the castle mound predates any landscaping works carried out in the 1760s. See sketch in back-up file.

    Eastwood, Rev. J., 1862, The History of the Parish of Ecclesfield in the County of York (Bibliographic reference). SSY3.

    <1> Hey, D., 1979, The Making of South Yorkshire., p45 (Bibliographic reference). SSY137.

    <2> Joseph Dickinson, 1719, ?Plan of Cusworth estate (Map). SSY2255.

    Sources and further reading

    ---SSY3 - Bibliographic reference: Eastwood, Rev. J.. 1862. The History of the Parish of Ecclesfield in the County of York. (single volume).
    <1>SSY137 - Bibliographic reference: Hey, D.. 1979. The Making of South Yorkshire.. Single volume. p45.
    <2>SSY2255 - Map: Joseph Dickinson. 1719. ?Plan of Cusworth estate. Estate Map.

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