Sharp Howe

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameSharp Howe
Alternative NamesSheep Howe; Sharpe Howe
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishFolkton

In Clark's list of moated mounds or burhs, for Yorkshire, is recorded 'Sheep or Sharp Howe.'

Gatehouse Comments

This is a Bronze Age barrow, one of many in the area. Isolated from medieval settlement. No question of this having medieval use and even in Clark's time such a suggestion must have been questionable.

- 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 ReferenceTA048777
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  • Clark, G.T., 1889, 'Contribution towards a complete list of moated mounds or burhs' The Archaeological Journal Vol. 46 p. 197-217 esp. 216 online copy