Sandye Place

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are uncertain remains

NameSandye Place
Alternative NamesSandy Place
Historic CountryBedfordshire
Modern AuthorityBedfordshire
1974 AuthorityBedfordshire
Civil ParishSandy

Mound of possible castle. PastScape records 'An early C18 house on site of earlier buildings including possible Medieval examples. The house is situated on a probable medieval motte.' Beds HER records 'The house is on an earthwork mound, which is undated.'

Goddard speculated over this site in Sandy, which he called a 'fine mound' supporting a modern house situated close to the church on the north-east – but Beauchamp Wadmore altogether dismissed its claim to have been a castle. Drawing on them, Cathcart King compromised by labelling this as a 'possible site', but it would be as well for us to discount it. (Petre 2012)

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceTL172489
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  • Petre, James Scott, 2012, The Castles of Bedfordshire (Lavenham: Lavenham Press for Shaun Tyas) p. 106 (discounted as castle)
  • Salter, Mike, 2002, The Castles of The Thames Valley and The Chilterns (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 17 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 8 (possible)
  • Wadmore, Beauchamp, 1920, The Earthworks of Bedfordshire (Bedford) p. 263-5
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1908, VCH Bedfordshire Vol. 2 p. 24
  • Goddard, A.R., 1904, 'Ancient Earthworks' in Doubleday, H.Arthur and Page, Wm (eds), VCH Bedfordshire Vol. 1 p. 300