Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishMarkington With Wallerthwaite

A round barrow situated on undulating land south of the village of Markington. The barrow has an earth and stone mound standing 2.5m high. It is round in shape and measures 30m in diameter. The mound was surrounded by a ditch up to 3m wide which has been filled in and is no longer visible as an earthwork. (Scheduling Report)

B.W.J. Kent of Tatefield Hall is of the opinion that this 'tumulus' is a motte although there is no trace of a bailey. The site is a good defensive position. (PastScape ref. Wood)

Gatehouse Comments

Supposed motte rejected by King as a fine round barrow.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE292649
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 533 (reject)
  • Wood, E.S., 1952, Archaeology of Nidderdale p. 34