Bishopton village enclosure

Has been described as a Questionable Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameBishopton village enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDurham
Modern AuthorityDarlington
1974 AuthorityCounty Durham
Civil ParishBishopton

Bond, in an appendix of 'earthwork castles with attached village enclosures' writes "Motte and bailey within extensive deserted village earthworks."

Gatehouse Comments

Is there any suggestion that these village earthworks contained a defensive element? Given map reference for parish church. See also Bishopton Castle Hill.

- 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 ReferenceNZ365212
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  • Bond J., 2001, 'Earthen Castles, Outer Enclosures and the Earthworks at Ascott d'Oilly Castle, Oxfordshire' Oxoniensia Vol. 46 p. 67-8 (Appendix: Earthwork castles with attached village enclosures) online copy