Features at Pontefract Castle

Explore the open archaeological data from our digs at Pontefract Castle

Basic Information

  • Two corbel stones keyed into drawbridge pit wall 1060.


  • Context: PON_1072
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    • Single stone keyed into wall 1060, roughly worked with some degradation, no masons marks
    • Nat Jackson
    • 1-11-2019
  • Context: PON_1087
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    • Next to 1072. Both have flat tops and rounded bases. Keyed into the wall.
    • Indie Jago
    • 31-7-2020


    • The south wall of the drawbridge pit F101 had 17 courses surviving; on the third course down slightly worn stone corbels protruded 0.24m from the wall face. These architectural elements had evidently been placed during the initial construction of the wall and probably formed brackets upon which timber uprights were positioned, possibly related to the function of the drawbridge
      • Indie Jago
    • 27-4-2021

Dating Narrative

    • Phase 2 – Gatehouse construction (14th century)
      • Indie Jago
    • 27-4-2021