Howe Tallon

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameHowe Tallon
Alternative NamesHow Tallon
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityDurham
1974 AuthorityCounty Durham
Civil ParishBarningham

Clark, in his list of moated minds or burhs, records 'Howe Tallon, near Barmingham.'

A round cairn excavated in 1897. Five burials, all inhumations, and an empty cist were found. The cist was roughly central beneath the mound, but contained no traces of a burial. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Clearly never had any medieval use.

- Philip Davis

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 ReferenceNZ057074
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  • 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