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Buttercrambe Castle

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Bossall; Aldby; Buttertram

In the civil parish of Buttercrambe With Bossall.
In the historic county of Yorkshire North Riding.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE73355841
Latitude 54.01650° Longitude -0.88204°

Buttercrambe Castle has been described as a probable Timber Castle, and also as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

Description

Possible Medieval motte and bailey licenced in 1201, extant as earthworks, located in Aldby Park. The bailey has been extensively landscaped making accurate interpretation difficult. By 1633 the earthworks were in use as a garden. (PastScape)

There was supposed to be a keep like tower a short distance NW of the motte. A Saxon palace was also supposedly nearby. Licence to crenellate granted to William de Stuteville, in 1201, for his manor-house at Buttertram.

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1201 March 2 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

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This record last updated on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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