This website is a supplement to the book TICKHILL - discover its past

which was published by Tickhill & District Local History Society in September 2014.

The website contains only new material not published in the book.

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2 - TICKHILL CASTLE

Tickhill Castle is the reason for the existence of Tickhill. It is could be said that had it not been built, there would have been no new planned town and the centre of population in the area would have remained at Dadsley. The first 300 years of its history was a period of turbulence and unrest as control of the Castle passed several times between the house of Eu (the descendents of Roger de Busli, who built the Castle) and the Crown, until the Honour of Tickhill, and with it the Castle, were incorporated into the Duchy of Lancaster in 1399. For over 500 years, the Castle and its holders played an important role in national and international rebellions, troubles, sieges and civil wars, which in turn impacted on the fortunes of the population.

Chapter Contents of the Book

The Earl of Manchester

Ponies at the Castle &

Tea for Three