Little Shepherd's Castle and Long Sherherd's Castle

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameLittle Shepherd's Castle and Long Sherherd's Castle
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityBarnsley
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishDunford

Little Shepherd's Castle. Small, steep, conical hill, N. shore of Winscar Reservoir, A defensible site no apparent indications of defences. (Sneyd 1995)

Gatehouse Comments

Long Shepherd's Castle, an adjacent placename marked on the 1st edn 6" OS map of 1906, is a slightly larger natural hill to the east. Neither place seems likely as the site of any type of high status residence. Gatehouse suspects place-names of use to drovers in navigation over this moorland, although a lost small shepherd's hut with an ironic name is not impossible.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE143029
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 13