High Melton Hall

Has been described as a Questionable Tower House, and also as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are uncertain remains

NameHigh Melton Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityDoncaster
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishHigh Melton

Pevsner (1959) suggests central 3 story tower (adjoined c 1750 2 story wings) is an adapted medieval tower. Steep drop to W. o'looked by higher ground at short distance to E. Line of sight Mexborough Castle Hill. (Sneyd 1995)

"Greatly altered recently but claimed to be late medieval in origin"

References: D.V.S., "The Doncaster District" 1977 p.50 (Magilton) (South Yorkshire SMR)

Country house now college. Dated 1757, additions of 1878, major alterations of 1948-49. Originally for John Fountayne, Dean of York; attributed to James Paine (Listed Building Report)

Gatehouse Comments

Pevsner's suggestion does not seem to have been taken up by anyone else and the listed building report makes no mention of any medieval work. There must have been a medieval manor house, probably on this site, but its form is unknown and not likely to be significantly 'fortified'.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSE508018
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 12
  • Magilton, J.R., 1977, The Doncaster District: An Archaeological Survey (Doncaster) p. 50
  • Pevsner, N., 1959, Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding (London, Penguin)