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Castle Lidget, Maltby

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
le Castle lyddehat

In the civil parish of Maltby.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Rotherham.
1974 county of South Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SK5491
Latitude 53.41958° Longitude -1.18012°

Castle Lidget, Maltby has been described as a Uncertain but is rejected as such.

There are no visible remains.


This name was recorded (PNWR) as early as 1335 as LE CASTLE LYDDEHAT (Yorkshire Deeds). The name, though no locatable remains, survive in the UPPER CASTLE LIDGET QUARTER and, to its NE, LOWER CASTLE LIDGET QUARTER, in Maltby Wood, E of town and S. of pitheap between SK 543 915 and SK 550 921. Also CASTLE REINS (1844 TA fn). (Sneyd 1995)

Possibly a place name identifying a part of the demense of a local castle (either Laughton-en-le-Morthen or, more probably, Tickhill). The place name 'reinn' means boundary strip (Jepson) so Castle Reins may also be a place name identifying the boundary of demense lands. If this was woodland in the medieval period then Tickhill, which is a manor without much woodland itself, would have needed some demense woodland in this adjacent manor, part of the same lordship - The Honour of Tickhill (aka The Honour of Blyth).
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