Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

Alternative NamesPeverelthorpe; Pearlthorpe
Historic CountryNottinghamshire
Modern AuthorityNottinghamshire
1974 AuthorityNottinghamshire
Civil ParishPerlethorpe Cum Budby

King records a castle is documented at Perlethorpe in 1228.

Gatehouse Comments

Kings reference in the CPR reads 'Eodem modo scribitur constabulariis castrorum de Peverelthorp, Appelby, Bruham, Burgh, que fuerunt ipsius Eoberti, liberanda predictis Willelmo et Gileberto.' This is clearly a reference to a major castle in royal hands. Peveril castle was back in royal hands from 1223 and it is likely this is a reference to Peveril Castle, Derbyshire. Is the 'thorpe' reference a mis-transcribing of 'et Hope'? Hope is a village a short distance from Peveril Castle which had been the more important local centre at the time of the Conquest and which did have a small motte castle. Careful examination of the original roll, probably by a skilled paleographologist is required.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK648711
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  • Wright, James, 2008, Castles of Nottinghamshire (Nottinghamshire County Council) p. 70
  • Salter, Mike, 2002, The Castles of the East Midlands (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 96
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 381

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1903, Calendar of Patent Rolls Henry III (1225-32) Vol. 2 p. 176-7 online copy