Crabs Castle, Kentchurch

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameCrabs Castle, Kentchurch
Alternative NamesCrab's Castle
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishKentchurch

The Tithe Award includes this name for a field. (Shoesmith ref. Sprackling and Lesser)

Gatehouse Comments

Marked as Crab's Castle on modern OS map. There are hints of circular cropmarks, on the low resolution Google air photo, in a field at this given map reference. However the location is not really that of a medieval castle and if there was an earthwork here in the past the likelihood must be that it was prehistoric and, presumably, the site of one or more crab apple trees.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO439273
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 174


  • Sprackling, G. and Lesser, I., 1996, 'Field-Names as archaeological indicators of defensive sites' Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club Vol. 48.3 p. 475