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List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Bedfordshire

Certain
Probable
Questionable or Doubtful
Rejected
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Type
Remains
Ampthill Castle Amphill; Ampthil; Antehille Masonry Castle , Palace no visible
Bedford Bridge Fortified Bridge no visible
Bedford Castle castrum Bedefordie; castello de Bedford Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry footings
Bedford Town Bank and The Kings Ditch Kings Dyke Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Biggleswade Bishops Manor New Inn Palace no visible
Biggleswade Ringwork Old Warden Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Bletsoe Castle Bletnesho Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Cainhoe Castle, Clophill Timber Castle earthwork
Chalgrave motte Timber Castle no visible
Colmworth Manor and 'Motte' Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Dunstable Kingsbury Palace no visible
Dunstable Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Eastcotts Motte Wood Farm; Exeter Wood; Cardington Timber Castle earthwork
Eaton Bray Manor Eitone; Eyton Fortified Manor House earthwork
Eaton Socon Castle Hills The Hillings Timber Castle earthwork
Etonbury, Arlesey Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Flitwick Mount Hills Timber Castle earthwork
Gannocks Castle, Tempsford Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Great Barford; The Creakers Renhold 2 Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Hockliffe Manor Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
John of Gaunts Hill, Sutton Timber Castle earthwork
Luton Court House Falkes de Breautes castle; Lutune Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House no visible
Luton Holly Lodge Robert de Waudari's castle Timber Castle no visible
Meppershall Village Defences Urban Defence earthwork
Meppershall; The Hills Meppenhall; Maperteshalam Timber Castle earthwork
Odell Castle Wahull; Odel Timber Castle , Masonry Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Old Warden Quince Hill Quints Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Podington Motte Puddington Manor Farm Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Renhold Ring Water End Farm; Hill Farm; Howbury; Adinggreves Timber Castle earthwork
Ridgmont; The Round House Rugemont Castle; Rugemunt; Brogborough Park Farm; Brogboro; Segenhoe Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Risinghoe Castle Goldington Timber Castle earthwork
Roxton Palaceyard Wood Plash Yard Wood Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House , Palace earthwork
Sandye Place Sandy Place Timber Castle uncertain
Sharnbrook Castle Close Gibbards Wood; Tricket Bury Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Shillington Church Panel Fortified Manor House cropmark/slight earthwork
Someries Castle Summeries; Somerys Fortified Manor House , Tower House masonry ruins/remnants
Stanfordbury Farm Fortified Manor House earthwork
Stevington Castle Seeds; Sedes Masonry Castle no visible
Thurleigh Bury Hills Thornleigh; Bury Hill Camp Timber Castle earthwork
Thurleigh Village Defence Urban Defence earthwork
Tilsworth Warren Knoll Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Toddington Conger Hill Gayer's Hill Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Totternhoe Castle Totternhoe Knolls Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Yielden Castle Yelden; Yeldon; Giuelden; Yielding Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Ampthill Park motte Timber Castle no visible
Arlesey Village Defence Etonbury Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Bletsoe Village Defence Urban Defence no visible
Cainhoe Village Defences Urban Defence earthwork
Chalgrave 2 Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Dunstable Priory House Palace masonry ruins/remnants
Heath and Reach, Craddocks Field Craddocks Camp Timber Castle no visible
Higham Gobion, Fishery The Camp Timber Castle earthwork
Langford Vine House Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House no visible
Leighton Buzzard manor of the bishop of Lincoln Prebendal mansion Palace masonry footings
Ridgmont Castle Hill Rugemont Castle Timber Castle no visible
Roxton Round Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Sandy siegework Siege Work uncertain
Seymour's Mount, Steppingley Seymour's Clump Timber Castle earthwork
Tempsford Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Totternhoe Village Defence Urban Defence uncertain
Yielden Village Defences Yelden; Yeldon; Giuelden; Yielding Urban Defence earthwork

This listing was last updated on Saturday, March 11, 2017


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