Castle Hills Medieval Motte and Bailey Castle, and 20th Century Airfield Defences, 700m North East of Oran House

North Yorkshire

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20th Century
Gun Emplacement

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Richmondshire District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Richmond (Yorks)

Grid Reference

SE255255 (425456, 497065)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.3683, -1.60815

Nearest Postcode

DL10 6AP

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A Bofors gun emplacement located at Castle Hills, once integrated as part of the defences of the former RAF Catterick site, built between 1940-1. The building of extra defences at RAF Catterick were linked to its increased status as key fighter station.Castle Hills itself is a motte and bailey castle (see SE 29 NE 3). The emplacement altered part of the south slope of the earthworks.

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