Thimbleby Rough Haw Hill

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameThimbleby Rough Haw Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishThimbleby

SE 44369504 The shape of Rough Haw Hall suggests a motte with a partly destroyed bailey towards Thimbleby Grange. (Annotated Record Map–Corr 6" (S V Morris, 15.6.57)).

This tree-covered conical hill, (similar to others along the foot of the Hambleton/Cleveland Hills escarpment) is an entirely natural feature. The ground to the S.of it falls away, and there is nothing to suggest the existence of a bailey. (Field Investigators Comments–F2 DS 27-NOV-72). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Alleged motte rejected by King as a sharp summit. Jackson repeats Kings rejection.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE443950
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  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle) p. 96 (reject)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 534 (reject)