Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)
There are uncertain remains
|Modern Authority||East Riding of Yorkshire
Site of a possible motte. (PastScape ref. King 1983)
Situation: The mound rises from an area of marshy, low-lying ground on the north side of Hornsea Mere.
Preservation: A minor earthwork now under permanent pasture.
Description: The earthwork known variously as the ‘Beacon’ or ‘Hermitage’ comprises a small artificial mound raised c. 1.5m above the surrounding terrain, with traces of an associated earthen causeway on the landward (north) side. Although the feature has been claimed as a motte, post-medieval origins as a hunting stand have also been suggested.
Excavation: Excavations on the summit of the mound in 1961 revealed traces of a building of ‘wattle and daub’ construction with vestiges of plaster. The results are otherwise unknown. (Creighton 1998)
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||TA186473