Monument details

HER Number:1794/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Shocklach Castle (Motte)


A well preserved motte four to five meters high and situated on the edge of an incised brook which provides protection on three sides, a ditch being located on the fourth. This scheduled monument, along with the scheduled monument on the western side of the road (CHER 1795/1), are the possible remains of a motte and bailey castle. However, it is possible that this motte is an earlier part, with the bailey being constructed later, . This may indicate the rebuilding of the castle after the Welsh raids of AD 1121, or that there are two castles at this location arising from competing interests in controlling or sharing the manorial income.


Monument Types

  • MOTTE (AD 12TH CENTURY to AD 14TH CENTURY - 1100 AD? to 1399 AD?)
  • MOTTE AND BAILEY (AD 12TH CENTURY to AD 14TH CENTURY - 1100 AD? to 1399 AD?)
  • WINDMILL? (AD 15TH CENTURY to AD 18TH CENTURY - 1400 AD? to 1799 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1012620: Shocklach Castle Motte and Moated Enclosure

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