Langton Motte

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameLangton Motte
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishLangton

Langton Mound is a low flat-topped mound, encased by the remnants of a ditch. Standing by St Andrew's Church, the mound doesn't offer any clues to its past. There was a castle recorded here in the medieval period but the earthwork platform to the west of the village, is probably its remains. (CastleUK – Was initially called a motte but now described just as a mound.)

Gatehouse Comments

Only reference seems to be Castle UK website. Close to church but appears to be a small mound of no significance although possibly a small round barrow or a tree mount. Does not appear to be in PastScape. Rejected by Gatehouse as a fanciful misinterpretation of a mound.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE797671
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