Castle in the Isle of Ely

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

There are uncertain remains

NameCastle in the Isle of Ely
Alternative Names
Historic CountryCambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishEly

During the wars in King John's reign, the Isle of Ely appears to have changed hands several times. According to the Annals of Dunstable, a fortification was built in the west of the island in 1215, and was captured in 1216. (PastScape ref. King)

Gatehouse Comments

Possibly Cherry Hill reoccupied, although Ely is rather in the east of the Isle of Ely. Wisbech Castle is also in the Isle of Ely but in the north of the county palatine and unlikely to not be called by its own name.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid Reference

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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 40

Primary Sources

  • 'Annales Prioratus de Dunstaplia' in Luard, H.R (ed), 1866, Annales Monastici (Rolls Series 36) Vol. 3 ? online copy