Carlton in Coverdale Round Hill

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Certain Masonry Castle

There are earthwork remains

NameCarlton in Coverdale Round Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishCarlton Town

A motte consisting of an earthen mound about 32.0m diameter and 3.7m high constructed from the spoil of a surrounding ditch (1.6m deep and 4.1m average width) with the steep slopes of a stream forming the north side. The top is relatively flat 9.0m in diameter with a slight downward slope towards the north north west. About 2.0m north west of the centre, two apparently dressed stone blocks protrude through the turf. (PastScape ref. Field Investigators Comments–F1 AGM 22-AUG-77)

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE067846
Latitude54.2571182250977
Longitude-1.89771997928619
Eastings406760
Northings484610
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Books

  • 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. 18
  • Jackson, M.J., 2001, Castles of North Yorkshire (Carlisle)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 531 (possible)
  • Pevsner, N., 1966, Buildings of England: Yorkshire: North Riding (London) p. 102
  • Whellan. T., 1859, History and topography of the city of York and the North Riding of Yorkshire Vol. 2 p. 420n online copy

Journals

  • Butler, Lawrence, 1994, 'The Origins of the Honour of Richmond and its Castles' Château Gaillard Vol. 16 p. 69-80 (Reprinted in Liddiard, Robert, (ed), 2003, Anglo-Norman Castles p. 91-103 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press))
  • I'Anson, W.M., 1913, 'The castles of the North Riding' Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 22 p. 334

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