Shelford

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

There are earthwork remains

NameShelford
Alternative Names
Historic CountryNottinghamshire
Modern AuthorityNottinghamshire
1974 AuthorityNottinghamshire
Civil ParishShelford And Newton

Slight earthworks in churchyard suggested as possible castle site. A possibility supported by foundation of a priory here in the reign of Stephen. Recorded as remains of a Civil War gun battery in PastScape based on strategic position 'on a rise overlooking a tactically important crossing over the Trent' and documentary evidence for Civil War activity in area.

Gatehouse Comments

It remains possible that this earthwork was a medieval castle site with or without later reuse in the Civil War. Speight suggests possibly a rebuilding of a residence of the late Saxon lord Toki by the Alselins and compares this site to Earl Barton in Northamptonshire.

- 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 ReferenceSK661423
Latitude52.9744186401367
Longitude-1.01690995693207
Eastings466130
Northings342340
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Photograph by Andrew Herrett. All rights reserved

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Journals

  • Speight, Sarah, 1995, 'Four More Early Medieval 'Castles' Sites in Nottinghamshire' Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire Vol. 99 p. 65-6