Pallet Hill Motte and Bailey Castle, 80m North West of St Anne's Church
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North Yorkshire County Council
Richmondshire District Council
SE240240 (423958, 498042)
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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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