Castles monuments in West Yorkshire
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in West Yorkshire

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in West Yorkshire...

West Yorkshire Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

blank tabCASTLE HILL AND VICTORIA TOWERCastles & Historic Monuments
C/O Tolson Museum, Ravensknowle Park, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield, HD5 8DJ
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Standing over 900 feet above sea level Castle Hill dominates the local landscape, providing spectacular, often windswept views.

The history of human activity on the hill goes back over 4000 years.

The site was developed as an iron age hill fort, surrounded by defensive ditches and ramparts.

In the Middle Ages there was a castle on the hill, of which the well remains.

The present tower was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897.

The site is a scheduled ancient monument. More information about the hill and its history can be found in displays at Tolson Museum.
Tel: 01484 223830    Fax: 01484 223843
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blank tabDEWSBURY MINSTERCastles & Historic Monuments

The Minster dates back to Anglo-Saxon times when the 7th Century missionary St. Paulinus is said to have been visited Dewsbury. The Church includes a heritage centre and exhibitions on the church's colourful history, some unique Anglo-Saxon sculpture and medieval stained glass. Former Curate Patrick Bronté is commemorated with a plaque inside the Minster.
Tel: 01924 457057

Halifax Gibbet

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 5BA
Tel: 01422 368725   Web:

The Gibbet is a fascinating piece of history. The Gibbet was a guillotine used to behead thieves. It was first used in 1286 to execute John of Dalton. The last recorded victims in 1650 were Anthony Mitchell and John Wilkinson of Sowerby. Halifax was one of the last places in the country to retain the use of this punishment. In 1974 a replica of the Gibbet was built on the original site.

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