Flamborough Beacon Farm

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameFlamborough Beacon Farm
Alternative NamesFlamboro'
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityHumberside
Civil ParishFlamborough

OS1854 6" shows 'Site of Old Hall', and earthworks to east of Beacon Farm may mark site of former houses. The earthworks at TA 2266 6987 were mapped from Aerial Photographs taken in 1999. These include the probable remains of the hall and two possible adjacent enclosures that may have been yards or gardens. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Recorded as possible castle by D.J.C. King. Possibly Marmaduck obtained a licence for his new tower (Danish Tower) on its near completion in 1351, then, having decided to continue to use the older manor at Beacon Farm, perhaps as subsidiary lodgings, decided to grandify this with some decorative crenellations and obtained a licence for this in 1352; although most authors, with much justification, ascribed this as a re-licencing of Danish Tower.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTA226699
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 532 (possible)


  • 1910-11, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 21 p. 175-7