Hickleton Castle Hill

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameHickleton Castle Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityDoncaster
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishHickleton

The earthworks have been destroyed by quarrying but the tradition preserved by the name is an accurate one, for a sketch by the antiquary, Roger Dodsworth, shows that in the seventeenth century the outlines of a motte and bailey were still clear. (South Yorkshire SMR ref. Hey, 1979)

Gatehouse Comments

Site in village and close to church. Although now lost there is a good description and plan and the location is typical for an early castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE479055
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  • Hey, David, 2003, Medieval South Yorkshire (Landmark Publishing) p. 75
  • Dabell, J.A., 2001, Hickleton Castle: a desktop study (Hickleton: Hickleton Heritage Trust)
  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 12
  • Hey, D., 1979, The Making of South Yorkshire (Ashbourne: Moorland) p. 45
  • Magilton, J.R., 1977, The Doncaster District: An Archaeological Survey (Doncaster) p. 49-50


  • Roger Dodsworth (d. 1654) 162 vols of manuscripts held in the Bodleian Library Oxford


  • Birch, J., 1981, 'The castles and fortified houses of South Yorkshire' The Archaeological Journal Vol. 137 p. 374-6
  • Clark, G.T., 1889, 'Contribution towards a complete list of moated mounds or burhs' The Archaeological Journal Vol. 46 p. 197-217 esp. 215 online copy


  • Creighton, O.H., 1998, Castles and Landscapes: An Archaeological Survey of Yorkshire and the East Midlands (PhD Thesis University of Leicester) p. 728 online copy