Hewelsfield Castle A Buff

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

There are no visible remains

NameHewelsfield Castle A Buff
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGloucestershire
Modern AuthorityGloucestershire
1974 AuthorityGloucestershire
Civil ParishHewelsfield And Brockweir

Supposed site of a motte at Castle-a-buff. Field investigation in 1970 found no evidence of artificial features in the area. Aerial photographic evidence shows only a natural round knoll covered with trees, with no convincing evidence of artificial earthworks. (PastScape)

This feature was a short stretch of terrace within the postulated area of a possible Motte and Bailey castle, known as Castle-a-Buff, at Brockweir in Hewelsfield parish (SO54700170). No earthworks associated with the putative remains of the castle have been identified, and it would seem very likely that so5401/07 (which was assigned an interpretation confidence level of Low) in fact relates to landscaping associated with the gardens and drives of nearby houses rather than an archaeologically significant feature. (Hoyle 2008)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO547017
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  • Hart, Cyril, 1967, Archaeology in Dean p. 56


  • Rawes, B., 1977, 'A Check List of Castles and other Fortified Sites of Medieval Date in Gloucestershire' Glevensis Vol. 11 p. 39-41 online copy


  • Hoyle, Jon, 2008, The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire Lidar survey of selected areas of woodland and the Aggregates Resource Area (Archaeology Service, Gloucestershire County Council ) p. 76 online copy