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Bewick Tup Hill

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Aldeburgo

In the civil parish of Aldbrough.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of East Riding of Yorkshire.
1974 county of Humberside.
Medieval County of Yorkshire East Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: TA23293942
Latitude 53.83662° Longitude -0.12799°

Bewick Tup 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 earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.

Description

The sub-rectangular island enclosed by the moat measures 80m long E-W by 30m wide. The N, W and E arms of the moat are between 10m and 12m wide and up to 3m deep. The S arm is 15m wide and 3m deep. The SE corner of the moat has been redug and enlarged and the external edge revetted with concrete. A land drain runs into the moat at its SW corner. The only access to the island is afforded by a modern plank bridge. The moat enclosed the house of the Lords of Bewick and was associated with the nearby deserted village which is mentioned in Domesday. (Scheduling Report)

A farm house, occupied by Mr. Suddaby, called Bewick Hall, has, contiguous to it, a small island surrounded by a deep moat, it consists nearly of two roods, thirty perches; and in a field south-west may be traced appearances of foundations where it is conjectured the ancient hall or residence of the lords of Bewick was formerly situated; a place called castle hill, which forms an approach to this place, must be referred to it, and not to Aldbro' castle, as supposed by some persons. (Poulson)
Comments

Has been suggested as the site of the 'castle' of Aldbrough although this supposed castle is doubtful.
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