The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian


Skipsea Castle

Artificial Mound

Nearest Town:Hornsea (8km SE)
OS Ref (GB):   TA1614355107 / Sheet: 107
Latitude:53° 58' 43.37" N
Longitude:   0° 13' 43.72" W

Added by Rhiannon

Show map   (inline Google Map)


Add news Add news

Skipsea Castle based on Iron Age mound

Jim Leary spoke more about this on the Today programme at 6.55
( continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
3rd October 2016ce
Edited 3rd October 2016ce


Add fieldnotes Add fieldnotes
Visited 5.8.17

In the village of Skipsea. Signposted as it is an English Heritage site. You can park near the field gate which gives access to the site. You walk across a field and then through a second gate. The field had a herd of cows in it.

My main reason for visiting was to knock off another English Heritage site. I have been to many motte and bialy castles over the years but this is one of the most impressive. Both the motte and bails are very large. The views from the top of the motte are impressive over the surrounding flat countryside. I would heartily recommend visiting the site - just watch out for the cow pats!
Posted by CARL
7th August 2017ce