Buttercrambe Castle

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameButtercrambe Castle
Alternative NamesBossall; Aldby; Buttertram
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishButtercrambe With Bossall

Possible Medieval motte and bailey licenced in 1201, extant as earthworks, located in Aldby Park. The bailey has been extensively landscaped making accurate interpretation difficult. By 1633 the earthworks were in use as a garden. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

There was supposed to be a keep like tower a short distance NW of the motte. A Saxon palace was also supposedly nearby. Licence to crenellate granted to William de Stuteville, in 1201, for his manor-house at Buttertram.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE733584
Latitude54.0164985656738
Longitude-0.882040023803711
Eastings473350
Northings458410
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Books

  • Turner, Maurice, 2004, Yorkshire Castles: Exploring Historic Yorkshire (Otley: Westbury Publishing) p. 102, 236
  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle) p. 6-7
  • Salter, Mike, 2001, The Castles and Tower Houses of Yorkshire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 27
  • Ingham, Bernard, 2001, Bernard Ingham's Yorkshire Castles (Dalesman) p. 17
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 514
  • Fry, P.S., 1980, Castles of the British Isles (David and Charles) p. 197
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 126
  • Page, Wm (ed), 1923, VCH Yorkshire: North Riding Vol. 2 p. 93 online transcription
  • Armitage and Montgomerie, 1912, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Yorkshire Vol. 2 p. 45
  • Harvey, Alfred, 1911, Castles and Walled Towns of England (London: Methuen and Co)

Journals

  • I'Anson, W.M., 1913, 'The castles of the North Riding' Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 22 p. 332-3

Primary Sources

  • Hardy, T.D. (ed), 1837, Rotuli Chartarum, 1199-1216 (Record Commission) p. 89b online copy
  • Stubbs, W. (ed), 1868, Chronica Magistri Rogeri de Houedene (Rolls Series 51) Vol. 4 p. 117 (dated 1200)
  • Farrer, Wm and Clay, C.T. (ed), 1952, Early Yorkshire Charters Vol. 9 The Stuteville Fee (Cambridge University Press) p. 10

Other

  • Constable, Christopher, 2003, Aspects of the archaeology of the castle in the north of England C 1066-1216 (Doctoral thesis, Durham University) Available at Durham E-Theses Online