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Aiskew Grange

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Middlebrack; Micklebrack

In the civil parish of Aiskew.
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: SE27878973
Latitude 54.30246° Longitude -1.57317°

Aiskew Grange has been described as a Uncertain but is rejected as such.

There are uncertain remains.

Description

North Yorkshire HER record for Ridge and Furrow and other earthworks 100m SW from Aiskew Grange reads "1838 map divides this area into 2, southern 'Mickelbrack' and northern 'Brass close'. Rumor of a castle located at the back of Aiskew in this field. Most of the earthworks were complete until 1945 or 1971. There are several other fields located near Middlebrack Farm with the same name." Nothing obvious on air photo or map. Isolated from significant modern settlement. PastScape record 52364 reports "(SE 281913). Mounds and trenches in which large quantities of human bones, fragments of armour, spurs etc were found during drainage work, are in Leases Hall park. They are supposed to be relics of the battle of Northallerton (SE 29 NE 2) but this took place elsewhere (about 6 miles to the north east). Some of the trenches were once known as "Scots Pits" in allusion to the Scots killed in the battle."

Comments

Clearly not the location of any form of castle but the rumour may relate to military burial pits in the area. Given map reference is for Micklebrack Farm.
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