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Blaxton Pond o' the Hill

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SE66930066
Latitude 53.49842° Longitude -0.99250°

Blaxton Pond o' the Hill has been described as a Timber Castle although is doubtful that it was such, and also as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


"Blaxton, Pond o' th' Hill. There is an Inclosure evidently very ancient, at the corner of which we find a little mound surrounded with a ditch". (Woodhouse). Pond o' the Hill. It is a mound surrounded by a moat, and was evidently a castle mound. (Annotated Record Map–O.G.S. Crawford, undtd).
There are now only fragmentary remains of this feature sited at SE66930066. The corner of the enclosure bank and a part of the outer bank of the moat (approx. 1.0m. high) survive, but the central mound has been completely obliterated. The remains of this feature are too fragmentary to determine its purpose or period of construction (Field Investigators Comments, 1961).
No longer exists - deleted from field document. (Map Revisers Comment–SC Bontoft 17.6.1983).
Remains of a probable medieval moated site and a bank are visible as earthworks on air photographs, centred at SE 6693 0067. Only part of the north-west corner of the enclosure bank and outer bank of the moat are visible. To the north-east a linear bank runs on a north-east south-west alignment for approximately 139m. Possibly this feature is associated with the moated site. On the 1978 Ordnance Survey vertical photography the monument appears only as soilmarks. (PastScape)

Position confirmed with 1854 OS map but not on modern map and no trace on air photo. Called possible motte and bailey by King, who generally used the term 'possible' to mean doubtful. The description could actually be that of a simple homestead moat with a mound of collapsed building rubble.
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