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

There are earthwork remains

Alternative NamesWapley Hill Camp
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishStaunton on Arrow

Nothing known of castle mentioned by Moore and listed by Harvey. Moore lists this as near Leominster.

Gatehouse Comments

The only medieval 'Highland' listed in Herefordshire SMR is timber framed house, faced in stone in C17. This is SMR record 211, at Staunton on Arrow, SO33976196. This is a moderately high status house below the multivallate prehistoric hillfort on Wapley Hill. Whilst this is some distance from Leominster it is in the Leominster postal district and even in Moore's time Leominster would have been the nearest town. On this bases presumably Moore was referring to Wapley Hill Camp. The site does contain, within the ramparts, some pillow mounds (Medieval rabbit warrens) so medieval use as a fortification cannot be completely excluded but it appears unlikely.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO345624
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 213 (possible)
  • Hogg, A.H.A., 1979, British hillforts: an index (British Archaeological Reports British Series 62) p. 183
  • RCHME, 1934, An inventory of the historical monuments in Herefordshire Vol. 3: north-west p. 183-5 no. 2 (Highland), no. 12 (Wapley Camp) online transcription
  • Harvey, Alfred, 1911, Castles and Walled Towns of England (London: Methuen and Co)
  • Gould, I. Chalkley, 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Herefordshire Vol. 1 p. 219
  • Moore, James, 1798, List of the Principal Castles and Monasteries in Great Britain (London) p. 17 online copy