Newsholme, Wressle

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameNewsholme, Wressle
Alternative NamesWarp Farm
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityHumberside
Civil ParishWressle

The cropmark of a ringwork and its adjoining bailey is visible at SE 7257 2916. The ringwork is a perfect circle, approximately 50m in diameter, and is defined by a broad ditch approximately 6-7m wide. There are two possible entrances in the ringwork, one west/north-west, the other south-east leading into the bailey. The bailey, situated to the south-east of the ringwork, is also defined by a broad ditch, approximately 5-6m wide. It has a possible south-east facing entrance. Probable early Medieval date. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

This site would control a main route through a marshy area but there are several better sites nearby. It's location is consistent with a stock enclosure in an area prone to flooding, but not likely for the siting of a house of any sort. It is also possible it might be a feature associated with the medieval deer park in which it is.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE725291
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  • Neave, Susan, 1991, Medieval Parks of East Yorkshire (Univeristy of Hull) p. 44-5 (park)


  • Creighton, O.H., 1998, Castles and Landscapes: An Archaeological Survey of Yorkshire and the East Midlands (PhD Thesis University of Leicester) p. 555-6 online copy