Badger Slade Earthwork

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are uncertain remains

NameBadger Slade Earthwork
Alternative Names
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishTeddesley Hay

Ringwork: Boat shaped earthwork on top of hill by Badger Slade. External ditch, internal bank more obvious at west end. Given as 'old encampment' on plan of 1745. Evaluation of 1997 failed to find internal features, so possibly it was some kind of livestock (deer?) coral. (Staffs HER).

Gatehouse Comments

Given the monument type 'Ringwork' and comes up on a search for 'castle' in the online version of the Staff HER. Seems to be an example of poor cataloguing. Location in Cannock Chase far from settlement. Area has been quarried and site probably now destroyed. Whatever it is/was certainly not a medieval castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ977153
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  • Adrian Scruby (Forest Enterprise). 2000. Adrian Scruby Survey of Cannock Chase: Site note books and field drawings.
  • Evaluation Report: Laurence Jones (Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit). 1997. An Archaeological Evaluation at Badger Slade, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
  • Andrew Kirkham & Chris Welch (Staffordshire County Council). 1996. Survey of Badger Slade Enclosure.