Alveley Castle placenames

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameAlveley Castle placenames
Alternative NamesRomsley
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishRomsley

Renn writes "Castelgrove Wood in Romsley is mentioned in 1209" Jackson writes that "Castlefield and Little Castlefield are fieldnames and may be conected with Castlefield (Romsley), a place-name mentioned in 1209. There may be connection with the Low Farm moated site at SO789832 and/or Castle Hill, 3km ESE." The moated site is a small 20m by 50m homestead moat and Jackson's Castle Hill is in Wolverley and Cookley CP, Worcestershire (SO81328204).

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NB there are two Romsleys in Shropshire, both have castle place-names, although this C13 reference does appear to relate to the Romsley near Alverley.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO780830
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 70 (reject)
  • Foxall, H.D.G., 1980, Shropshire Field Names p. 30
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 352
  • Eyton, R.E., 1856, Antiquties of Shropshire (London: John Russell Smith) Vol. 3 p. 199 (wood called Castelgrene) online copy


  • Tipler, 1977, West Midlands Archaeology Vol. 20 p. 87-8