Keys to the Past

Eshott Castle (Thirston)

Eshott Castle was first recorded in 1415, though there was a fortified manor house here as early as 1310. The ruins of the castle lie on low lying ground near the junction of two streams The remains of the moats can be seen surrounding the remains of a wall and possibly three stone towers. No trace remains of any other buildings. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N11344
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1957; E Geary

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Thirston

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