Rugby Hall Place
Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Other/Unknown), and also as a Questionable Fortified Manor House
There are no visible remains
|Name||Rugby Hall Place
|Alternative Names||Rokeby; Hawle Place; Sir Henry Rokebye's castle
There was a little castle at Rokeby (Rugby) "... which stood about a furlong (C. 200m) from the church northwards as is to be seen by the banks of earth and part of the moat yet remaining. I am of opinion that this was one of those castles built in King Stephen's time ... the inhabitants have it by tradition that it was Sir Henry Rokesbyes' castle" (Dugdale). Norman spur found 60 years ago on the site of the moated area in the field behind in church Street. The moat represents the early Medieval manor house of Rugby (Bloxham). (PastScape)
There was a little castle at Rugby which stood about a furlong (200m) to the N of the church. The banks of earth and part of the moat still remain. Dugdale believed that it was built at the time of King Stephen. The inhabitants call it by tradition Sir Henry Rokebye's castle (ref. Dugdale).
Norman spur found 60 years ago on the site of the moated area in the field behind in church Street. The moat represents the early Medieval manor house of Rugby (Bloxham).
Chatwin suggests that this was an Adulterine Castle (Chatwin).
The remains of earthworks and a moat. Leland c1545 records the earthworks and the name 'Hawle Place'. It is likely to have been a moated manor house from the remains shown on the 6" OS map of 1885. The site is now built over (VCH). (Warwickshire HER)
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||SP504754