Thirsk Burgus Enclosure

Has been described as a Questionable Urban Defence

There are no visible remains

NameThirsk Burgus Enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishThirsk

King records a possible burgus enclosure of the castle.

Gatehouse Comments

King tended to use the term possibly for sites about which he had considerable doubt. See Thirsk Castle. Map reference for parish church although this may well have been outside whatever King considered to be a burgus enclosure.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE427823
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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)


  • Creighton, Oliver, 2006, ''Castles of Communities': Medieval Town Defences in England; Wales and Gascony' Ch√Ęteau Gaillard Vol. 22 p. 75-86