Wragg Castle

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

NameWragg Castle
Alternative NamesRagged Castle
Historic CountryGloucestershire
Modern AuthorityGloucestershire
1974 AuthorityGloucestershire
Civil ParishPitchcombe

A castle is said to have stood on the site now occupied by 'Wragg Castle', a C17 house which may have been constructed from its ruins (OS record).

Earthworks are shown on the LIDAR . Cotwold Edge LIDAR Project. (Gloucestershire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

What was the form of the earthworks shown on LIDAR? This could well be the centre of a small medieval sub-manor but the form of the manorial centre is unknown. Gatehouse has not identified a possible manorial centre or family. A small timber castle (motte or ringwork) or a moat is not impossible but is tenurial unlikely - it may be that, if the original name was 'Ragged Castle', the name was an ironic reference to a run down or ruinous house.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSO853085
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  • Cox, J.C., 1949, Little Guide to Gloucestershire (Methuen & Co. Ltd) p. 135