Horsbury Castle Hill

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameHorsbury Castle Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityWakefield
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishWakefield

Supposed site of 12/13th century moated manor house. By 1816 the site had been levelled although some remains were visible near the mill. By 1964 it was covered by allotment gardens and nothing remained. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

In Clark's list of moated mound or burhs. Banks suggest this was a mound, rather than a moat. The location is a little way from the church but not inconsistent with a motte.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE300176
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  • Walker, J.W., 1939, Wakefield its History and People p. 93
  • Banks, W.S., 1871, Walks in Wakefield and Neighbourhood p. 506-7 online copy
  • Whitaker, T.D., 1816, Loidis and Elmete (Leeds) p. 292


  • 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