SE4843 : Hidden by Ivy

taken 6 years ago, near to Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Hidden by Ivy
Hidden by Ivy
And seemingly ignored by every other "Geographer", this mound is the remains of Tadcaster Castle, an 11thC motte & bailey, that was built by William de Percy, the new Lord of the land after the Norman Conquest. There is some suggestion that stone from the old Roman fort was used in its construction, and it certainly incorporated part of an earlier earthwork. The castle was abandoned in the early-12th century, and although briefly re-fortified with cannon emplacements during the Civil War, all that remains is the motte.
This castle is one of a handful of early earthwork castles in the West Riding to be built adjacent to the parish church, this must have been convenient for the Lord and his knights to attend Mass.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 January, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 January, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Motte 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 4853 4355 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:53.1525N 1:15.7898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 4858 4356
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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