Eardisley; The Camp

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameEardisley; The Camp
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishEardisley

Circular enclosure of uncertain date has been considered as castle site but now assessed as a henge. (Salter)

Earthwork called the camp. Nearly 2.5 miles NW of the church. Consists of circular enclosure 46yds diam, surrounded by a dry ditch with traces of outer bank to the S half. Reassessment of this site from recent aerial photographs suggests it is a henge. (Herefordshire Through Time)

The earthwork remains of a circular enclosure of date known as The Camp. The site is defined by a single ditch with an outer bank. The enclosed area is circa 40m in diameter. It is included by Harding and Lee in their henge gazetteer, although they argue that it is unlikely to be a henge, and suggest a Medieval date, as do other sources. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Not a castle and not a henge. Is on springline and is probably a farmstead of some sort.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO287520
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 109
  • Salter, Mike, 2000, Castles of Herefordshire and Worcestershire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 47
  • Stirling-Brown, R., 1989, Herefordshire Castles (privately published) p. 5
  • Harding, A.F.; with Lee, G.E., 1987, Henge monuments and related sites of Great Britain (British Archaeological Reports British Series 175)
  • 1981, Herefordshire Countryside Treasures (Hereford and Worcester County Council) p. 18
  • RCHME, 1934, An inventory of the historical monuments in Herefordshire Vol. 3: north-west p. 56 no. 69 online transcription
  • Gould, I. Chalkley, 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Herefordshire Vol. 1 p. 250 (plan)


  • Shoesmith, R., 2003, 'Archaeology 2003, Report of Sectional Recorder' Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Vol. 51 p. 114
  • Shoesmith, R., 2002, 'Archaeology 2002, Report of Sectional Recorder' Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Vol. 50.3 p. 398
  • Shoesmith, R., 1999, 'Archaeology 1999, Report of Sectional Recorder' Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Vol. 49.3 p. 435
  • Archaeological Research Section Woolhope NFC, 1999, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 70 p. 42/49
  • 1995, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 64 p. 8