Upper Arley castle field

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

There are uncertain remains

NameUpper Arley castle field
Alternative NamesBank Farm
Historic CountryWorcestershire
Modern AuthorityWorcestershire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishUpper Arley

Castle Field in Tithe Map of 1838. Position and Outline are tentative. (Worcestershire and Worcester City HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The field at the given map reference is isolated by a scarp on the north, east and west sides. The farm to the south is called 'Bank Farm'. Does this suggest this field was embanked on the southern side making a 'promontory fort'? Nothing really to suggest a medieval castle, although if was a pre-historic enclosure medieval reuse is not impossible. A number of small castles are sited on the bank of the River Severn.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO753806
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  • Guyatt David, 2004, Transcription of Upper Arley Tithe Map of 1838. Worcestershire Record Office. BA1572 s760/14