Caldwell Hall Garth

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameCaldwell Hall Garth
Alternative NamesCawdwell
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishCaldwell

Leland mentions what could be a castle. Medieval hall according to Jackson.

There appere great ruines in a valley of a howse or a litle castel at Albruch village, and thereby rennith a bekke. It standith a ii miles south from Perse Bridg on Tese. There appere ruines of like buildinges at Cawdewelle village a ii miles west from Alburcge. Cawdewel is so caullid of a litle font, or spring, by the ruines of the olde place, and so rennith into a bekke half a quarter of a mile of. This bekke rennith thens to Alburcg and a v. miles of into Tese, ripa citer. This bek risith in a marish about a ii. myle southe west above Caldwell. And betwixt thes two villages appere diverse hillettes cast up by hand, and many diches, wherof sum be fillid with water, and some of these dikes appere abowt S. John's, that is paroch chirch to both the aforsaid villages. The dikes and hilles were a campe of men of warre, except menne mighte think they were of ruines of sum olde towne. The more likelihood is that it was a campe of men of warre. (VCH reference Leland)

Gatehouse Comments

As with the 'howse' at Alborough St John nothing seems to survive suggesting the house did not have significant earthworks. The earthwork between the two villages is Stanwick Camp, an late Iron Age fortification. Map reference for the centre of the field called Hall Garth on the 1893 OS map.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNZ163134
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  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle) p. 92
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 532 (possible)
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1914, VCH Yorkshire: North Riding Vol. 1 p. 127 online transcription
  • Harvey, Alfred, 1911, Castles and Walled Towns of England (London: Methuen and Co)


  • Chandler, John, 1993, John Leland's Itinerary: travels in Tudor England  (Sutton Publishing) p. 565
  • Toulmin-Smith, Lucy (ed), 1909, The itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543 (London: Bell and Sons) Vol. 4 p. 27 online copy