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Eshott Castle fortified house (remains)

The remains of a moated medieval fortified house are located on farmland, half a mile north-west of Eshott in Northumberland, at the confluence of Longdike Burn and Eshott Burn. The remains are visible as an earthwork, with a moat 6m wide. On July 22nd 1310 Roger Mauduit was granted a licence to to crenellate his dwelling house at Eshott. In 1358 the castle was granted to his son and in 1415 the owner was recorded as Sir John Heroun, when it was recorded as 'Castrum de Eshete'.[1]

Eshott Historic Buildings and Monuments in Thirston Civil Parish
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- "Eshott Castle fortified house survives well and is a rare survival of this form of medieval settlement in Northumberland. It is well documented and will add to our knowledge and …

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Simon Cotterill
Eshott Castle fortified house
- "The monument includes the remains of a moated fortified house of medieval date, situated at the confluence of Longdike Burn and Eshott Burn. It is visible as a sub-rectangular enclosure …

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