Squirrel Castle

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameSquirrel Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityRotherham
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishWentworth

Structure in Squirrel Castle Plantation (W. edge of) N. Wingfield, S. of Dog Kennel Pond, and just SE of a surviving stretch of the miles-long Roman Rigg, a major linear earthwork. As Field points out ('English Field Names') indicative of a ruin infested with animals of a certain type. (Sneyd 1995)

Gatehouse Comments

On the boundary of the Wentworth Woodhouse Parkland. This C18 park was particularly noted for its 'gothick' garden follies of which the most notable is Stainborough Castle (see Andy Hemingway's essay The lost towers of Worsbrough Common for a discussion of the numerous C18 gothick castellated follies of the Wentworth and rival Wentworth Woodhouse estates). However, I'm unable to identify this 'Squirrel Castle' as the location of a park feature.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK406958
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 16
  • Field, John, 1972, English Field-names: A Dictionary