Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are no visible remains

Alternative NamesCulchet; Chulch
Historic CountryLancashire
Modern AuthorityWarrington
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishCulcheth And Glazebury

A charted of about 1141 is dated apud Novum Castellum de Culchet (Lawrie, Ancient Scottish Charters CXXXIX). It might refer to Kelso (where Castle Hill is a place-name) or to Culgaith (Cumberland) or Culcheth (Lancashire). (Renn)

Gatehouse Comments

Possible site of castle mentioned in 1141 in two charter by King David of Scotland to Shrewsbury Abbey (called Chulch and then novum castellum de Culchet ). This site suggested by Renn but deemed unlikely by King who prefers either Culgaith, Cumbria] or Kelso in Scotland. Given map reference is for parish church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ661949
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 560-1
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 162
  • Tait, J., 1904, Medieval Manchester and the Beginnings of Lancashire (Manchester University Press) p. 168 (identified as Culgaith near Penrith) online copy

Primary Sources

  • Lawrie, A.C. (ed), 1905, Early Scottish Charters p. 106 no. CXXXIX online copy