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Castle Hill, Castle Carlton



Reference Name MLI43602

Name:
Castle Hill, Castle Carlton

Summary:
Castle Hill, Castle Carlton.

Location:
SOUTH RESTON, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
A motte and double bailey castle. Supposed to be part of the castle of Hugh Bardolf, a Justiciar in the reign of King Richard I. {1}{2}{3}

For a detailed description see Arthur Owen's paper in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. {4}

The castle takes the form of a motte and double bailey enclosed by ditches, with external banks. It was built in the 11th or 12th century and is thought to have been built either as a post-Conquest fortification of Ansgot or as a response to the turmoil of King Stephen's reign by Ralph de la Haye, an active supporter of Stephen. {5}

Sources:
1 Index: OS CARD INDEX. SOUTH RESTON. TF 38 SE:5,1965, SEAMAN B H
2 Scheduling record: HBMC. AM 7. SAM 122
3 Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. Charles. 1924. Little Guide: Lincolnshire (second edition). P97
4 Article in serial: Owen, A.E.B.. 1992. 'Castle Carlton: the origins of a medieval "new town"', Lincolnshire History and Archaeology. P.17-22
5 Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1999. Revised scheduling document 31629. MPP 23

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