The comprehensive gazetteer and bibliography of the medieval castles, fortifications and palaces of England, Wales, the Islands.
The listings
Other Info
Print Page 
Next Record 
Previous Record 
Back to list 

Lambley Round Hill

In the civil parish of Lambley.
In the historic county of Nottinghamshire.
Modern Authority of Nottinghamshire.
1974 county of Nottinghamshire.
Medieval County of Nottinghamshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SK63174568
Latitude 53.00471° Longitude -1.05992°

Lambley Round Hill has been described as a Timber Castle but is rejected as such.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


A flat topped mound, 80' in diam and surrounded by a 10' wide ditch, was excavated in 1949. The mound, topped with a 4" layer of charcoal, was 4'6" high from the bottom of the ditch. Pottery finds (mainly Nottingham greenglaze) suggests a construction date of not earlier than 1250, but more probably nearer c. 1450. Traditionally the site of a mill, but no traces of a building were found. The layer of charcoal suggests its use as a beacon (Mein)
The mound still survives but is now reduced is diameter to 18.0m having been mutilated about most of its perimeter by a mechanical digger. The surrounding ditch no longer exists, and the field about is arable. The description of windmill mound seems most apt. (Field Investigators Comments–F1 BHS 11-FEB-75). (PastScape)

Recorded as a castle mount in the VCH. In the archaeological databases as windmill mound or ?beacon. Rejected by King as nothing but a millstead. This must be the "mount or platform called Castle Hill" recorded in 1715 which suggests the folk tale of this being a castle is of some antiquity but the children's game of king of the castle is also ancient and may be the origin of the name in this case.
Links to archaeological and architectural databases, mapping and other online resources

Data >
PastScape   County HER   Scheduling        
Maps >
Streetmap   NLS maps   Where's the path   Old-Maps      
Data/Maps > 
Magic   V. O. B.   Geology   LiDAR   Open Domesday  
Air Photos > 
Bing Maps   Google Maps   Getmapping   ZoomEarth      
Photos >
CastleFacts   Geograph   Flickr   Panoramio      

Sources of information, references and further reading
Most of the sites or buildings recorded in this web site are NOT open to the public and permission to visit a site must always be sought from the landowner or tenant.
It is an offence to disturb a Scheduled Monument without consent. It is a destruction of everyone's heritage to remove archaeological evidence from ANY site without proper recording and reporting.
Don't use metal detectors on historic sites without authorisation.
The information on this web page may be derived from information compiled by and/or copyright of Historic England, County Historic Environment Records and other individuals and organisations. It may also contain information licensed under the Open Government Licence. All the sources given should be consulted to identify the original copyright holder and permission obtained from them before use of the information on this site for commercial purposes.
The author and compiler of Gatehouse does not receive any income from the site and funds it himself. The information within this site is provided freely for educational purposes only.
The bibliography owes much to various bibliographies produced by John Kenyon for the Council for British Archaeology, the Castle Studies Group and others.
Suggestions for finding online and/or hard copies of bibliographical sources can be seen at this link.
Minor archaeological investigations, such as watching brief reports, and some other 'grey' literature is most likely to be held by H.E.R.s but is often poorly referenced and is unlikely to be recorded here, or elsewhere, but some suggestions can be found here.
The possible site or monument is represented on maps as a point location. This is a guide only. It should be noted that OS grid references defines an area, not a point location. In practice this means the actual center of the site or monument may often, but not always, be to the North East of the point shown. Locations derived from OS grid references and from latitude longitiude may differ by a small distance.
Further information on mapping and location can be seen at this link.
Please help to make this as useful a resource as possible by contacting Gatehouse if you see errors, can add information or have suggestions for improvements in functality and design.
Help is acknowledged.
This record last updated 15/08/2017 15:56:51

Home | Books | Links | Fortifications and Castles | Other Information | Help | Downloads | Author Information | Contact