Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are no visible remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryWarwickshire
Modern AuthorityWarwickshire
1974 AuthorityWarwickshire
Civil ParishRugby

King writes nothing known of castle mentioned by Moore. There are, however, some suggestive earthworks labelled 'Camp' on the OS 6' map of 1889, around the originally C12 church, although these are associated with C16 finds. Site is on end of ridge overlooking river crossing. This site has been recorded as a prehistoric defensive earthwork but excavations in 1953 found medieval finds. King must have read the VCH but he does not seem to have associated the 'castle' mentioned by Moore with the earthworks recorded in the VCH.

The Warwickshire HER record reads "There are now no earthworks here of any archaeological significance and it is doubtful if there ever were. The portion published as such on the OS 1:2500 is a field road leading to the church; other earthworks are either natural or terracing resulting from 18th century and 19th century road building/landscaping. The excavated finds are no more than might be expected from any other hamlet with a Medieval background." but also suggests there may have been a barrow here.

Gatehouse Comments

Dugdale, who was an extremely fine C17 scholar, and the source for much, but not all, of Moore make no mention of anything like this.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP509774
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 486 (possible)
  • Willoughby Gardner, 1904, 'Ancient Defensive Earthworks' in Doubleday, H.A. and Page, Wm (eds), VCH Warwickshire Vol. 1 p. 363-4 online copy
  • Bloxam, M.H., 1889, Rugby School and Neighbourhood (London: Whittaker & Co) p. 194-5
  • Moore, James, 1798, List of the Principal Castles and Monasteries in Great Britain (London) p. 43 online copy


  • Dugdale, Wm., 1656, The Antiquities of Warwickshire (Thomas Warren) p. 8-9 online copy


  • Burgess, J.T., 1873, 'Ancient British Remains and Earthworks in the Forest of Arden' Journal of the British Archaeological Association p. 40 online copy
  • Burgess, 1872, Birmingham and Midlands Institute Archaeology Section p. 84