Bedstone Castle Ditches

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

There are earthwork remains

NameBedstone Castle Ditches
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishBedstone

Small enclosed settlement of Iron Age or Romano British date located on Bedstone Hill. The enclosure is quadrangular and contains a number of well defined building platforms. Earthworks within the interior have been reduced by C20 ploughing and a road truncates the north east corner. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Has never been considered a medieval castle and mentioned by Jackson purely because of name.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO353759
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 69 (reject)
  • Wall (after Downham), 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Shropshire Vol. 1 p. 378 (plan)