Castle Place

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameCastle Place
Alternative NamesToppings Castle
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishChurch Pulverbatch

SJ 4479 0393. A double linear ditch forming a right angle bend, possibly representing part of an enclosure of unknown date, is visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs and has been mapped by RCHME's Marches Uplands Mapping Project. A single ditch appears to supply the third side of the potential enclosure, giving overall dimensions of 140m x at least 80m. (PastScape)

Castle Place Farm derives its name from a large circular depression, apparently natural, which surrounds the house and was formerly known

as Toppings Castle. It is a brick house with some Georgian features, built in the early 19th century. (VCH 1968)

Gatehouse Comments

Not listed by David Cathcart King who should have been aware of Rees's map. Rejected as a castle by Jackson.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ447039
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 70 (reject)
  • Gaydon, A.T. (ed), 1968, VCH Shropshire Vol. 8 p. 132 online transcription
  • Rees, W., 1933, Historical map of South Wales and the Borders in the C14