Rorrington Castle Ring

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

There are earthwork remains

NameRorrington Castle Ring
Alternative NamesGorsty Bank
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishWorthen With Shelve

Remains of a large univallate hillfort of Iron Age date. It is roughly oval in plan and covers an area of about 1 hectare. The defences originally comprised a single rampart bounded by an external ditch with an entrance at the north eastern end. Later, the defences close to the entrance were modified to create an entrance corridor about 4m wide. Slight earthworks within the enclosure are interpreted as building platforms. (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 ReferenceSJ314005
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 70 (reject)


  • Chitty, E., 1961-7, Transactions of the Caradoc and Severn Field Club Vol. 16 p. 84