Castle Lidget, Maltby

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameCastle Lidget, Maltby
Alternative Namesle Castle lyddehat
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityRotherham
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishMaltby

This name was recorded (PNWR) as early as 1335 as LE CASTLE LYDDEHAT (Yorkshire Deeds). The name, though no locatable remains, survive in the UPPER CASTLE LIDGET QUARTER and, to its NE, LOWER CASTLE LIDGET QUARTER, in Maltby Wood, E of town and S. of pitheap between SK 543 915 and SK 550 921. Also CASTLE REINS (1844 TA fn). (Sneyd 1995)

Gatehouse Comments

Possibly a place name identifying a part of the demense of a local castle (either Laughton-en-le-Morthen or, more probably, Tickhill). The place name 'reinn' means boundary strip (Jepson) so Castle Reins may also be a place name identifying the boundary of demense lands. If this was woodland in the medieval period then Tickhill, which is a manor without much woodland itself, would have needed some demense woodland in this adjacent manor, part of the same lordship - The Honour of Tickhill (aka The Honour of Blyth).

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK540910
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  • Jepson, B., 2011, English Place-Name Elements Relating to Boundaries (Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University) p. 141 download copy via copy
  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 13
  • Smith, A.H., 1961, The Place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Part 1: Lower and Upper Strafforth and Staincross Wapentakes (English Place-name Society 30.1) p.138

Primary Sources

  • Stanley Price, M.J. (ed), 1955, Yorkshire Deeds (Cambridge University Press) Vol. 10 p. 162 online copy