Monument details

HER Number:1795/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Shocklach Castle (Moated Enclosure)

Summary

Moated enclosure, D-shaped in plan. The enclosure is probably the site of a fortified manor-house constructed around 1100 by the Barons of Malpas as defence against frequent Welsh raids. Aerial photographs show the moated enclosure divided by curving ditch running parallel to moat ditch bounding N side. This dividing ditch, which may never have been finished, would have separated a southern, almost circular mound from northern crescent shaped one. The site is thought to have been connected with the Motte to west.


Parish:CALDECOTT, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER
CHURCH SHOCKLACH, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • D SHAPED ENCLOSURE? (Bronze Age to Iron Age - 2350 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • DISC BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2350 BC? to 801 BC?)
  • DITCHED ENCLOSURE? (Bronze Age to Iron Age - 2350 BC? to 42 AD?)
  • MOAT? (AD 11TH CENTURY to AD 15TH CENTURY - 1000 AD to 1499 AD)
  • MOTTE AND BAILEY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE? (AD 16TH CENTURY - 1500 AD to 1599 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1012620: Shocklach Castle Motte and Moated Enclosure; SHINE (Yes) CH13828: Ridge and Furrow Earthworks Between Lord's Fields and Caldecott Hall



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