Edmond Castle

 

 

Site type: Doubtful

Edmond Castle is now the site of Hayton Hall, an eighteenth-century house, which was much altered in the nineteenth century. [1] The hall is set within parkland, and it was here that in the eighteenth century a hamlet consisting of at least four houses was demolished. [2] The four houses were positioned along a road leading from the old stable block at Hayton Hall, stretching past Home Pond to the edge of the park. [2] Within the parish registers at Hayton, the local church, baptisms, marriages and burials recorded were from 1628 onwards. The majority of these refer to the Graham family of Hayton Hall, but a small number of other families appear, linked through to the last occupants of those four houses demolished in the eighteenth century. It has also been suggested that Edmond Castle was a peel tower, and there is a possibility that part of the structure is hidden within the present Hayton Hall, but no physical evidence of this has been revealed. [2] The settlement does not appear in any taxation documentation. From the available evidence it would suggest that the settlement was never larger than a hamlet and may just have been in existence from the seventeenth century onwards. The place-name evidence appears from the seventeenth century. [3] If a peel tower had existed there is no evidence of an associated settlement.

Appears in the Gazetteer of Deserted Medieval Villages known in 1968.

References:
[1] Hyde, N. and N. Pevsner 2010. The Buildings of England: Cumbria: Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness. London: Yale University Press: 403.
[2] Graham, T.H.B. 1908. ‘The Old Village of Edmond Castle’, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 8: 13-31.
[3] Armstong, A.M., A. Mawer, F.M. Stenton and B. Dickins 1950. The Place-Names of Cumberland Part 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 89.
Pre-1974 county:
Cumberland
Historic parish:
Hayton
Present county or unitary area:
Cumbria
Modern parish:
Hayton
Grid reference:
NY 495585
Latitude:
54.918636
Longitude:
-2.789376

Documentary resources
Domesday reference:
Domesday minimum number of individuals:
Taxation 1291 (main):
Not recorded
Taxation 1291 (portions):
Not recorded
Lay subsidy 1334 total paid:
Not recorded
Poll Tax 1377 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1377 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1379 total paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1381 number who paid:
No surviving record
Poll Tax 1381 total paid:
No surviving record
Lay subsidy 1524 number who paid:
Lay Subsidy 1524 total paid:
Lay Subsidy 1525 number who paid:
Lay Subsidy 1525 total paid:
Lay Subsidy 1543/4 number who paid:
Diocesan returns 1563:
Not recorded
Census 1801 total population:
Not recorded
Census 1841 total population:
Not recorded
Census 1841 inhabited houses:
Not recorded
E179 date and type last doc:
Additional information
Alternative names:
Presumed date of depopulation:
1700-1800
NMR number:
11397
HER number:
CUMB 487
Investigation history:
Cartographic or photographic records:
Site status:
Not Scheduled
x coordinate:
349500
y coordinate:
558500
Bibliography:
Beresford, M.W. and J.G. Hurst (eds) 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. London: Lutterworth.

Graham, T.H.B. 1908. ‘The Old Village of Edmond Castle’, Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 8: 13-31.
See also:
NMR Pastscape
www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=11397