Revier Castle

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameRevier Castle
Alternative NamesHayle; Theodore's Castelle; Revyer; Riviere; The Towans
Historic CountryCornwall
Modern AuthorityCornwall
1974 AuthorityCornwall
Civil ParishHayle

At the mouth of the estuary formed by the river once stood a castle for the protection of this port, but of what description cannot now be determined. Leland says : "Ryvier Castel almost at the est part of the mouth of the Hayle river, on the North se: now, as sum think, drownid with sand. This was Theodore's Castelle" (Polwhele). (Mackenzie)

The towans overlooking the Hayle estuary are the traditional site of Revyer or Riviere Castle, one the residences of King Teudar in the 5th (Pool) or 6th (Hendersen) century. Possible site of round (Thomas). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Despite the inclusion in Mackenzie can be safely rejected as a medieval castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSW553381
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  • Henderson, C., 1963, Cornish Church Guide p. 164
  • Thomas, J.I., 1950, S_tudies in Cornish Geography_ Vol. 1 p. 60
  • Mackenzie, J.D., 1896, Castles of England; their story and structure (New York: Macmillan) Vol. 2 p. 3 online copy
  • Polwhele, Richard, 1816, The history of Cornwall, civil, military, religious Vol. 2 p. 157 online copy
  • Lysons, D. and Lysons, S., 1814, Magna Britannia Vol. 3 p. 266 online transcription


  • Chandler, John, 1993, John Leland's Itinerary: travels in Tudor England  (Sutton Publishing) p. 68
  • Toulmin-Smith, Lucy (ed), 1907, The itinerary of John Leland in or about the years 1535-1543 (London: Bell and Sons) Vol. 1 p. 189 online copy


  • Pool, A., 1934, Old Cornwall Vol. 2 No. 8 p. 12