Torside Castle, Charlesworth
Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)
There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains
|Name||Torside Castle, Charlesworth
|Alternative Names||Harrop Moss; Glossop
Mound, 265ft by 160ft, which was thought to be a possible castle, but is now believed to be a natural mound. (PastScape)
Torside Castle on Harrop Moor, has a pear-shaped area of about 3/4 acre enclosed by a single bank, but seemingly without a ditch, which would remove it from the hill-fort class. Noted under 'simple enclosure camps'. Scheduled - (under 'camps & settlements'). (Preston; Cox).
This is a natural peat table situated approximately 1600ft. above sea level. There is no evidence of artificial scarping and no surface finds were made. It is surrounded by deep water gullies.
Formerly scheduled monument (DR10) descheduled under MPP (Mon. No. 90873) on 9/11/93.
No obvious signs of human activity - similar to Glossop Low to NW.
Geologically sits on marine bands shale/clay over Kinderscout Grit. (Derbyshire HER)
This site is a scheduled monument protected by law
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||SK076965