Stockton on the Forest Castle Hill

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameStockton on the Forest Castle Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityYork
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishStockton on the Forest

Probable motte, now ploughed out, at Castle Hills. (PastScape ref. King)

Gatehouse Comments

Was isolated and no evidence of bailey on 1854 Map or air photo. Generally King used the term 'possible' for doubtful sites. Unlikely castle isolated from settlement and within a common. Commons tend to represent ancient open land and structures within them tend to be post-medieval. Whilst it may be possibly to consider that a temporary field work may have been constructed on common land there is nothing to suggest a battle or siege here. If this had been a more permanent residential castle then this would not be called a common. When was this first called castle hill?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE657584
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  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle) p. 78
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 532 (possible)