Much Dewchurch; Charity Castle place name

Has been described as a Rejected Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameMuch Dewchurch; Charity Castle place name
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishMuch Dewchurch

A place name from the Tithe Award (Shoesmith ref. Sprackling and Lesser)

Gatehouse Comments

No serious question of a medieval fortification here. Located by Shoesmith as in Much Dewchurch CP but the given map reference is actually in Kilpeck CP. Nothing on map and may be mislocated. Gatehouse suspects may have been a feature of the once extensive landscape grounds of Mynde Park and, therefore a name of C18 origin. However, it may be an earlier place name and one suggestion worth consideration is this was the site of a mound used to distribute alms to transient 'lepers'.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO455298
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 227


  • 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