Castle Rough

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameCastle Rough
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishMoreton Corbet And Lee Brockhurst

Natural mound with a ditch on the west, traditionally the site of a castle.

Mound is natural rock cap. Ditch is natural - probably former course of River Roden. No trace of occupation. (Field Investigators Comments:F1 JR 05-FEB-62).

Listed by Cathcart King as a natural mound containing a rock-cut chamber. (Shropshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Isolated from settlement, near river but not by crossing point. Appears to have been identified as a motte by Lily Chitty in 1930. Seems to have been accepted by King but rejected by Jackson. What is the actual nature of the 'rock-cut chamber'?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ555265
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 71 (reject)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 429
  • Wall (after Downham), 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Shropshire Vol. 1 p. 384-6


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124
  • Chitty, Lily, 1949, Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society Vol. 53 p. 93
  • Chitty, Lily, 1931, Caradoc and Severn Valley Field Club Record of Bare Facts for the year 1930 No. 40 p. 4 online copy