Berry Ring, Billington

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

There are earthwork remains

NameBerry Ring, Billington
Alternative NamesBury Ring
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishBradley

The hillfort of Berry Ring is a univallate Iron Age Fort. Its defences are substantial, but have been disturbed through later agricultural activities. (PastScape)

It is thought that this was was the site of one of the three castles said to have been erected at Stafford. (Lynam)

Gatehouse Comments

Lynam doesn't cite a source for this statement, which he clearly doubts, and no other author has considered this the site of a medieval castle, although it should be noted a medieval chapel did formally stand just outside the defences.

- 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 ReferenceSJ887211
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  • Lynam, Charles, 1908, 'Ancient Earthworks' in Page, Wm. (ed), VCH Staffordshire Vol. 1 p. 335-6 (plan) online copy


  • Gunstone, A.J.H., 1964, 'An Archaeological Gazetteer of Staffordshire: Part 1' North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 4 p. 16
  • Forde-Johnston, J.1964, 'The Hillforts of Staffordshire; Berry Rings, Bury Bank; Castle Ring' The Archaeological Journal Vol. 120 p. 255-302
  • Chitty, Lily F., 1937, 'How did the hill-fort builders reach the Breiddin?: a tentative explanation' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 92 p. 145