Thorpe Heslay Castle Hill

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameThorpe Heslay Castle Hill
Alternative NamesCastle Holmes; Caesar's Camp
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityRotherham
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishRotherham

In Clark's list of moated mounds or burhs, for Yorkshire, is recorded 'Thorpe Heslay.–Castle hill.'

Gatehouse Comments

Probably a reference to Ceaser's Camp 'A well preserved, oval enclosure, with a strong rampart, wide outer ditch but no counterscarp bank. It is sited on gently sloping ground near the bottom of a valley, with a probable entrance on the northeast, lower side.' (PastScape) Some distance from Thorpe Heslay and almost certainly with no medieval use.

- 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 ReferenceSK395952
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 9 (slight)


  • 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