Skipton Burgus Enclosure

Has been described as a Questionable Urban Defence

There are no visible remains

NameSkipton Burgus Enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishSkipton

King writes Skipton was a possible burgus enclosure of the castle.

Gatehouse Comments

King uses the term 'possible' for doubtful sites. There seems to be little evidence, archaeological, documentary, topographical or place-name for defences. There is a short, 50m long, section of sizeable ditch and bank just south of the castl at SD99195189 which may be a putative town ditch, an outer bailey to the castle or something else. If this continued southward to the Waller Hill Beck it, and natural waterways, would enclose the town. Map reference for parish church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSD990519
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  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 268
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 535 (possible)