New Bield, Heslerton

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameNew Bield, Heslerton
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishHeslerton

An earthwork at New Bield is used as a cattle shelter and is scheduled as a ringwork. The earthwork survives on the north, west and south sides, being 4.5 to 5 metres wide and between 0.5 and 0.3 metres high. The enclosure has a diameter of circa 95m.

This circular enclosure has previously been recorded as a medieval castle ringwork, but this seems unlikely given its detatchment from the wider medieval settlement, its overtly circular plan and the prehistoric barrow situated inside the enclosure which does not appear to have been re-used as a medieval feature. Its rigidly circular plan suggests that it may directly be associated with the barrow in its centre. (PastScape)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE933727
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