Pallet Hill Motte and Bailey Castle, 80m North West of St Anne's Church

North Yorkshire

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Adulterine Castle
Bronze Age

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Richmondshire District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Richmond (Yorks)

Grid Reference

SE240240 (423958, 498042)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.3772, -1.63113

Nearest Postcode

DL10 7LW

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Mound identified as the motte for a small motte and bailey castle within Catterick village. Possibly adapted from a natural hillock or a prehistoric round barrow. It was probably built as an adulterine castle during the reign of Stephen (1135-1154), in order to control the Great North Road which passed immediately to the east. The top of the steep-sided mound measures roughly 12 metres by 7 metres and there is some evidence for stone footings surviving below the turf. The bailey to the south west is now occupied by the church and churchyard.

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