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Pontefract Castle – Yorkshire

During the Middle Ages Pontefract was an important town and Pontefract Castle one of the greatest fortresses in England. The castle, originally built in the late eleventh century by Illbert de Lacy, was inherited by Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, in 1311 on the death of his father-in-law Henry Lacy. Thomas launched an opposition to […]

Pickering Castle – Yorkshire

Pickering Castle is a well-preserved ruin dating back to the Norman Conquest. An early motte and bailey castle, it was constructed for William the Conqueror in 1069-70 while he was in the north of England repressing uprisings against his rule. The castle proved popular with later kings, who used it as a base for hunting […]

Knaresborough Castle – Yorkshire

Standing on a hill overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough Castle was a favourite residence of early English kings. Built following the Norman Conquest, the castle has been in royal control or held directly by the Crown throughout its history. King John took a particular interest in Knaresborough, and often stayed in the castle while hunting […]

The Yorkshire Survey

The Yorkshire Survey covers 6,117 hectares across four main estates: Goathland, Cloughton, Pickering and Pontefract. Goathland which covers approximately 3,869 hectares includes a large area of internationally important heather moorland, the majority of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Upland grazing and grouse shooting form the majority of the tenanted interests. The […]

Yorkshire

Knaresborough Castle, Knaresborough Standing on a hill overlooking the River Nidd, Knaresborough Castle was a favourite residence of early English kings. Built following the Norman Conquest, the castle has been in royal control or held directly by the Crown throughout its history. King John took a particular interest in Knaresborough, and often stayed in the […]