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Record Details

HER Number:01479/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Beighton Castle


Site of Beighton Castle. The castle dates to the medieval period.

Grid Reference:SK 447 838
Map Sheet:SK48SW
Parish:SHEFFIELD, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Monument Type(s):

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Full Description

    <1> "[there are not many] surface indications at a site at Beighton, suggested by an early 13th century reference to 'the tower of the former castle'.

    <2> ? Castlesteads. A deed probably early 13th century refers to 'the tower of the former castle'

    <3> Site of Beighton Castle. Medieval - Medieval document reference to castle, site uncertain. "Castlesteads" former moated enclosure on course of River Rother.

    <4> Islands of land known as Great- and Little Castlesteads visible on 1797 enclosure map. These may have been artificially created by partial re-routing of the river. A report dated 1900 describes large blocks of dressed stone beneath the river. Modern opencast coal-mining, quarrying and the construction of the railway and re-routing of the river will have seriously impacted buried remains. In addition, material may have been dumped on the areas that have not been disturbed.

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

    <2> See Card, SCM Sites and Monuments Record (Unpublished document). SSY236.

    <3> South Yorkshire Archaeology Service, c1974-c2003, SMR Card (Unpublished document). SSY213.

    <4> C. Cumberpatch, J. McNeil & S.P. Whiteley, 1999, Archaeology in South Yorkshire 1996-1998 (Monograph). SSY429.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY137 - Bibliographic reference: Hey, D.. 1979. The Making of South Yorkshire.. Single volume. p45.
    <2>SSY236 - Unpublished document: See Card. SCM Sites and Monuments Record.
    <3>SSY213 - Unpublished document: South Yorkshire Archaeology Service. c1974-c2003. SMR Card. Indexed according to PIN Number.
    <4>SSY429 - Monograph: C. Cumberpatch, J. McNeil & S.P. Whiteley. 1999. Archaeology in South Yorkshire 1996-1998. (single volume).

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