Willey Castle Hill placename

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameWilley Castle Hill placename
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishRomsley

Jackson records a Castle Hill place-name here in grid square SO6799.

Gatehouse Comments

Castle Hill Plantation is a placename on the modern OS map and is a large low natural, but relatively isolated, hill centred at SO672983 in a position unlikely for a motte. Was this the site of some folly in the park around Willey Hall (it would be fairly prominent in the viewshed from the Hall) or merely some demense holding of Hall (The hill belonging to the 'castle' i.e. manor house)?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO672983
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 70 (reject)