Gildersdale, Warter

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameGildersdale, Warter
Alternative NamesGaultney; Galclint; Galchlin
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityHumberside
Civil ParishWarter

Dr Edmund King suggests Gildersdale in the parish of Warter as a location for the castle of Galchlin recorded by John of Hexham in 1140-41.

Gatehouse Comments

King's argument is based on the tenurial history but there are no known remains of a castle in the area. The identification of Galchlin/Galclint is discussed in Dalton (1994) Gildersdale occurs as a medieval placename but is not on the OS map. It was, presumably, the dale now marked as 'Golden Valley, on the OS map north of parish church. Given map reference is for parish church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE869504
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  • Dalton, P., 1994, Conquest, Anarchy and Lordship: Yorkshire, 1066-1154 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 164-5


  • King, Edmund, 1980, 'The parish of Warter and the castle of Galchlin' Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 52 p. 55-8