Aiskew Grange

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

NameAiskew Grange
Alternative NamesMiddlebrack; Micklebrack
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishAiskew

North Yorkshire HER record for Ridge and Furrow and other earthworks 100m SW from Aiskew Grange reads "1838 map divides this area into 2, southern 'Mickelbrack' and northern 'Brass close'. Rumor of a castle located at the back of Aiskew in this field. Most of the earthworks were complete until 1945 or 1971. There are several other fields located near Middlebrack Farm with the same name." Nothing obvious on air photo or map. Isolated from significant modern settlement. PastScape record 52364 reports "(SE 281913). Mounds and trenches in which large quantities of human bones, fragments of armour, spurs etc were found during drainage work, are in Leases Hall park. They are supposed to be relics of the battle of Northallerton (SE 29 NE 2) but this took place elsewhere (about 6 miles to the north east). Some of the trenches were once known as "Scots Pits" in allusion to the Scots killed in the battle."

Gatehouse Comments

Clearly not the location of any form of castle but the rumour may relate to military burial pits in the area. Given map reference is for Micklebrack Farm.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE278897
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  • Golder Associates (UK) Limited, 06/2006, A684 Leeming Bar- Aiskew- Bedale Bypass Scheme Stage 3 Cultural Heritage Assessment. 2006/08/30. Site no 79