Castle Hill Mexborough
SK 485-999 Yorkshire England
Castle Hill is an 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Roger Busli. The truncated motte encased by a wide ditch, defends a north-eastern bailey and a small northern half-moon annexe, which is possibly a barbican. Overlooking the Strafford Sands, an important crossing of the River Don, the bailey encased by a wide rampart and ditch, supports the remains of a 19th century bandstand. Now part of a public park and landscape gardening has obliterated parts of the earthwork and damaged others. 2 miles south-east is Conisbrough Castle and 8 miles north-east is Castle Hills Langthwaite.
Castle Hill is located in Mexborough, off Doncaster Road. 8 miles south-west of Doncaster, on the A630-A6023.
The site is in Castle Hills Park and is freely accessible in daylight hours.
Car parking is by the side of the road.