Kendal High Gravestone Field

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameKendal High Gravestone Field
Alternative NamesRound Hill; Birds Park Farm; Sedbergh Road
Historic CountryWestmorland
Modern AuthorityCumbria
1974 AuthorityCumbria
Civil ParishKendal

A possible Motte is situated on the perimeter of Castle Park. (PastScape)

Perriam and Robinson report that J Marsh writes; 'It is likely to be one of the many glacial deposits, (drumlins), to be found throughout the Kent Valley but it is also next to a very large London & North Western Railway embankment from which it may be left over'.

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSD532929
Latitude54.3295097351074
Longitude-2.72112989425659
Eastings353200
Northings492900
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Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved
Photograph by Matthew Emmott. All rights reserved

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Books

  • Perriam, Denis and Robinson, John, 1998, The Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria (Kendal: CWAAS Extra Series 29) p. 343

Journals

  • Higham, Mary, 1991, 'The Mottes of North Lancashire, Lonsdale and South Cumbria' Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Vol. 91 p. 79-90 (reprinted in Crosby, A.G. (ed), 2007, Of names and places: selected writings of Mary Higham (Nottingham: English Place-Name Society and the Society for Name Studies) p. 81-91) online copy

Other

  • English Heritage, 2006, Extensive Urban Survey - Cumbria (Cumbria County Council) Download copy