Whitley Castelgate placename

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameWhitley Castelgate placename
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityKirklees
1974 AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Civil ParishKirkburton

Place name containing elements which imply the existence of a medieval road and of an earthwork site, of uncertain type and date. (West Yorkshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Nothing, other than a large modern quarry, obvious on the air photo. Any archaeological feature is likely to have been destroyed. The location could be that of an Iron Age hillfort (or hillside defended site) but isolated from medieval settlement and unlikely as a medieval castle site.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE207165
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Primary Sources

  • Yorks. Deeds. (YAS RS 76 - 1930) p. 49, no. 163; p. 54 no. 176