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Burstwick Hall Garth

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Burstwick Castle

In the civil parish of Burstwick.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of East Riding of Yorkshire.
1974 county of Humberside.
Medieval County of Yorkshire East Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: TA22052901
Latitude 53.74319° Longitude -0.15084°

Burstwick Hall Garth has been described as a certain Palace, and also as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


A nearly square moat, said to be the site of Burstwick castle, may have surrounded the old house. The sites of two or more fishponds lie to the south of the moat (Poulson). Burstwick was one of the most important Royal manors in the north during the first half of the 14th century. The manor escheated to the Crown as part of the inheritance of Aveline de Forz in 1274. The residence, situated at Hall Garth was evidently built round a courtyard with inner and outer gatehouses together with chapels, a dovecote and a windmill, also a garden and two parks, the N park having a moated lodge with hall and chapel. There are records of maintenance from 1277 to 1354; the ditches and fish ponds were constructed in 1294 (Brown). (PastScape)

Caput baronie of Albemarle fee, on slight rise. One of the most important royal manors in the north during the first half of C14. Buildings, largely of timber, included two chapels, hall, chambers, etc. Moat added to existing house in 1291. (Le Patourel)

A site of such significance will almost certainly had some fortifications. It was also, in the late C13, a place where vines grew.
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