Burton Pedwardine

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameBurton Pedwardine
Alternative Names
Historic CountryLincolnshire
Modern AuthorityLincolnshire
1974 AuthorityLincolnshire
Civil ParishBurton Pedwardine

Earthworks of a major multi-period site and can be identified as the caput of the Craon (Creons; Crouns) estate. No detailed account of the complex has been found, but in the light of the manor's importance in 1066 and the proximity of the site to the Domesday church, it is possible that it has pre-Conquest antecedents. Its earliest discernible phase, however, seems to be a motte, presumably of C12, on which Manor Farm House now stands. An engraving of 1812 illustrates the feature from the south with the church beyond. The substantial ditch which occupies the foreground still surrounds the earthwork, but the indications of a bailey are not immediately apparent. Subsequently, the site seems to have been remodelled, and the whole was probably surrounded by a wall in C14. (Roffe)

Only the eastern arm of the moat remains and this is 48m long, 7m wide and water filled. The later building work on and around the platform has destroyed any evidence of the north and south arms but a dip in the ground between the house and the church does suggest an original, almost square raised platform surrounded on four sides by a moat. (Lincolnshire HER)

Not scheduled

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTF118420
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  • Osborne, Mike, 2010, Defending Lincolnshire: A Military History from Conquest to Cold War (The History Press) p. 33
  • Roffe, David, 1993, 'Castles' in Bennett, S. and Bennett, N. (eds), An Historical Atlas of Lincolnshire (University of Hull Press) p. 40-1


  • Bond, C.J., 1979, Moated Sites Research Group Report Vol. 6 p. 49
  • Bond, C.J., 1978, Moated Sites Research Group Report Vol. 5 p. 10


  • Healey, R.H. and Roffe, D.R., Some medieval and later earthworks in South Lincolnshire Vol. 1 p. 134 (unpub)