Has been described as a Certain Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

Alternative NamesRhiews; Warrenhall; Moat Planting
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishMoreton Say

Richard de Peulesdon received a licence to crenellate in 1295. The exact location was lost and Jackson suggested either Wardale at SJ673298 or Castle Hill at SJ654369. However, work by Michael Fradley has identified the site, in Moreton Say.

The castle site was previously unknown, and the fortification is not known in any later documents. Records in the Public Records Office shows the house of Warrenhall was forfeited by the Puleston family in the early C15 after they supported the Glyndwr uprising. Later records in the Shropshire Records Office show the name Warrenhall was used alongside that of Rhiews (a C17 timber framed house adjacent to the grid reference above), and in time only the name Rhiews was used. The site is a plain rectangular moat with a central island measuring 40m-60m, although the site was bulldozed sometime in the 1960s-1970s. (Fradley 2007)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ642374
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 476
  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 60, 70
  • Wall (after Downham), 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Shropshire Vol. 1 p. 404
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 404 online copy
  • Eyton, R.W., 1859, Antiquities of Shropshire (London) Vol. 9 p. 267 online copy


  • Fradley, Michael, 2007, 'Warandashale, Moreton Say' Castle Studies Group Journal Vol. 20 p. 147 (site identification report)
  • 1980, Moated Sites Research Group report Vol. 7 p. 51

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1895, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward I (1292-1301) Vol. 3 p. 139 online copy