Whorlton Burgus Enclosure

Has been described as a Possible Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameWhorlton Burgus Enclosure
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishWhorlton

Burgus enclosure of the castle.

Gatehouse Comments

Included in description of Whorlton Castle. These are very impressive earthwork but may actually be part of the park of the castle rather than village defences.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceNZ483026
Latitude54.4151992797852
Longitude-1.25686001777649
Eastings448300
Northings502600
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Photograph by Philip Davis. All rights reserved
Photograph by Philip Davis. All rights reserved
Photograph by Philip Davis. All rights reserved

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Books

  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 268
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 535
  • Armitage and Montgomerie, 1912, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Yorkshire Vol. 2 p. 42

Journals

  • Bond J., 2001, 'Earthen Castles, Outer Enclosures and the Earthworks at Ascott d'Oilly Castle, Oxfordshire' Oxoniensia Vol. 46 p. 67-8 (Appendix: Earthwork castles with attached village enclosures) online copy
  • I'Anson, W.M., 1913, 'The castles of the North Riding' Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 22 p. 396-7 (plan)