Herewards Castle

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

There are uncertain remains

NameHerewards Castle
Alternative Namescastellum Herewardi; Castellum de Heywoydi
Historic CountryCambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil Parish

Mentioned as a site in C13.

Gatehouse Comments

Could be any number of known sites, or a totally new one, although the context - a list of castles in Cambridgeshire of which Cambridge is the only other listed should suggest something significant. Gatehouse suspects Ely Cherry Hill significant by it association with Ely Cathedral. The name is also used for the recorded, but lost, castle of Aldreth of C11.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

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

  • Stubbs, W. (ed), 1880, The Minor Works comprising the Gesta regum with its continuation, the Actus pontificum, and the Mappa mundi, by Gervase, the Monk of Canterbury (London: Longman Rolls series 73) Vol. 2 p. 428 online copy