Ashley Castle Hill

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameAshley Castle Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishLoggerheads

A natural feature which, it has been suggested, may have been adapted as a fortification The nearby name of Wharmadine Lane to the south may be of some importance, possibly deriving from the Old English term for 'enclosed settlement'. Aerial photographs show an unusual linear feature leading north-eastwards away from the site at least as far as the former railway line. This latter feature is unusual in that it appears to be made up of a succession of rectangular cropmarks, and may also be a natural geological feature. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Natural feature with castle place name and suggested by Palliser as possibly used as Norman motte. Isolated from settlement and of no apparent strategic value.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ764375
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  • Salter, Mike, 1997, Castles and Moated Mansions of Staffordshire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 14


  • Palliser, D.M., 1972, 'Staffordshire Castles: A Provisional List' Staffordshire Archaeology Vol. 1 p. 5-8