Shillington Church Panel

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameShillington Church Panel
Alternative Names
Historic CountryBedfordshire
Modern AuthorityBedfordshire
1974 AuthorityBedfordshire
Civil ParishShillington

Earthwork enclosure, probably of medieval date. The earthwork consists of a a "D"-shaped bank and ditch enclosure utilising a stream as the longest side. The date and of the function of this monument are unclear, and the association of the earthwork with "the Danes" is based on the similarity of the site to other alledged Scandinavian earthworks in Bedfordshire and to sites in Scandinavia. The site may in fact be a medieval fortified manor. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Between four parish churches. Is this a manorial site for several small villages?

- 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 ReferenceTL118350
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  • Dyer, J.F., 1972, in Fowler, P.J., (ed), Archaeology and the landscape: essays for L V Grinsell p. 226, 228, 233, 235
  • Wadmore, Beauchamp, 1920, The Earthworks of Bedfordshire (Bedford) p. 225-227
  • Goddard, A.R., 1904, 'Ancient Earthworks' in Doubleday, H.Arthur and Page, Wm (eds), VCH Bedfordshire Vol. 1 p. 276-7


  • Dyer, J.F., 1962-3, 'Bedfordshire Earthworks VIII, The Castles: Part One' Bedfordshire magazine Vol. 8 no. 63 p. 235-240