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Bergh Castle

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Cornborough House; Cornborough Manor; Cornbrough

In the civil parish of Sheriff Hutton.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE629670
Latitude 54.09551° Longitude -1.03910°

Bergh Castle has been described as a certain Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

Description

A roughly rectangular moated area measuring about 160.0m north east/south west by 110.0 m transversely. This area has been sub-divided (possibly originally) by a now much silted ditch cutting across it from east to west. The moat is still clearly evident on all four sides though now only partly water filled. Much of it is wet silt and the south corner is completely dry. Part of an inner bank is still evident around the north corner. Access has been by a causeway in the north east corner continuing to another which cuts the dividing ditch just east of centre. Modern farm buidings now exist in the interior and there is no trace of the original houses mentioned. (PastScape ref. Field Investigators Comments–F1 ISS 17-NOV-77)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1262 Aug 16 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

Cornborough is a DMV but was a township within the parish of Sheriff Hutton so did not have church and was dominated by the lords of Sheriff Hutton.
In 1262 Robert de Twenge or de Thweng received a licence to crenellate his house at 'Bergh'.
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