Castle Camps Village Defences

Has been described as a Certain Urban Defence

There are earthwork remains

NameCastle Camps Village Defences
Alternative NamesCampo
Historic CountryCambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishCastle Camps

Original village was in outer bailey of Castle Camps castle Said to have moved after Black Death to current position.

Gatehouse Comments

Earthworks of part of the original village, adjacent to but outside the defences is a separately scheduled area National Heritage Number 1006894. This has area has been on the Heritage at Risk Register. The area of the village within the defences embankments, which includes the village church, is included in the scheduled area of the castle.

- 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 ReferenceTL626424
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  • Creighton, O.H. and Higham, R.A., 2005, Medieval Town Walls (Stroud: Tempus) p. 79, 265


  • Bond J., 2001, 'Earthen Castles, Outer Enclosures and the Earthworks at Ascott d'Oilly Castle, Oxfordshire' Oxoniensia Vol. 46 p. 67-8 (Appendix: Earthwork castles with attached village enclosures) online copy
  • Taylor, C.C., 1973, 'Cambridgeshire earthwork surveys: motte and bailey castle and deserted village, Castle Camps' Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society Vol. 64 p. 38-41 (plan) online copy


  • English Heritage, 2012, Heritage at Risk Register 2012 East of England (London: English Heritage) p. 28 online copy
  • English Heritage, 2011, Heritage at Risk Register 2011 East of England (London: English Heritage) p. 27 online copy