Shifnal Castle Hills

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

There are earthwork remains

NameShifnal Castle Hills
Alternative NamesShifnall
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishShifnal

The Castle Hills are shown on an estate map of 1635. Mrs Watts visited and photographed the site and sought SMR opinion on the substantial earthwork features she found there (1987). M Watson visited the site and was satisfied that it was an earthwork castle, albeit not of the standard motte and bailey type (1987) In September 1993 a brief for the evaluation of the site was produced because of proposals to create recreation/conservation water areas there. (Shropshire SMR record)

Earthwork of unknown date or function. Listed by the Shropshire Sites and Monuments Record as a possible earthen castle. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

On the bases of the map location Gatehouse is of the opinion this is, most likely, some water mill earthworks and not a castle, but a 'manor house' is just up stream and the place-name evidence can not be entirely dismissed.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ742068
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  • Anon, 1635, The Site of the Manor. of Shefnall wt Some of the Parke thereto Adjoining ... (Map)


  • Watson, Michael D., 1993, Brief for an Archaeologcial Evaluation at Manor Farm