SE3937 : Hall Tower Hill, Barwick-in-Elmet

taken 7 months ago, near to Barwick in Elmet, Leeds, Great Britain

Hall Tower Hill, Barwick-in-Elmet
Hall Tower Hill, Barwick-in-Elmet
The 'hill' is an artificial mound or motte, part of a Norman motte-and-bailey structure (the name of the bailey survives in corrupted form as a road name The Boyle). It was built by the de Lacy family, as an administrative centre for this part of the Honour of Pontefract, rather than for defensive reasons. There is no trace of the keep, which was probably only a timber, rather than stone structure. The whole site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, list entry 1010924 along with the remains of a nearby Iron Age hillfort.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3985 3749 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.9289N 1:23.7596W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3981 3753
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Scheduled Ancient Monument  Motte and Bailey Castle 

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