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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Gaultney; Galclint; Galchlin

In the civil parish of Rushton.
In the historic county of Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough.
Modern Authority of Northamptonshire.
1974 county of Northamptonshire.
Medieval County of Northamptonshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SP823840
Latitude 52.44779° Longitude -0.79049°

Rushton has been described as a Timber Castle although is doubtful that it was such.

There are uncertain remains.


According to John of Hexham, there was a castle and treasure-house of William d'Albini at Galclint (Gaultney) which was captured by Count Alan of Britanny in 1140. In 1141, Alan had been captured by the Earl of Chester, who starved him into surrendering the castle. The location has been identified from the English Place Name Society. The position is in a wooded area covered in opencast workings which could have engulfed any evidence of a castle. (PastScape)

Rushton SP840825. Castle captured in 1140 ( Symeon of Durham II, p. 306) might be the (?) motte (B) in Gaultney Wood, perhaps the Galclint castle of 1148-53 (Stowe MS, f.&, cited in Early Yorkshire Charters IV, p. 90). (Renn)

King just writes Gaultney is vanished. Salter writes area completely altered by opencast mining though this is not apparent from maps and area certainly mainly unchanged since 1891. Area isolated from settlement but adjacent to Gaultney Lodge. No archaeological record of DMV or medieval finds in the area. Unfortunately the is no online tenurial history for Rushton parish and Gatehouse has not been able to associate William d'Aubigny with any of the several manors in the parish although it seems doubtful any would be large enough to support a castle (but a small hunting lodge would not be out of the question).
Map reference is approximate.
See record for the castle of Galchlin for full historical references.
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