Monument details

HER Number:984/1/0
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Frodsham Castle

Summary

Frodsham Castle was to be built at the same time as Chester, Beeston and Shotwick castles as part of a defensive system, but was superseded once Beeston was completed. During the 13th and 14th centuries it was used as a gaol, but by 14th century it had become a fortified manor house. The house burnt down on 10 October 1654. And in the mid 18th century the site was cleared and a Georgian house, Castle Park, was built. Fragments of Norman foundations are said to exist in the cellars of the present building.


Parish:FRODSHAM, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE (Fortified Manor, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • GREAT HALL (Hall-room, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KITCHEN (Kitchen-room, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LARDER (Pantry, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • LOCK UP (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STABLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWN (Borough, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Conservation Area; Conservation Area (Active): Castle Park (Frodsham) Conservation Area

Related records

984/1/1Related to: Fishpond in Frodsham (Monument)
984/1/2Related to: Fishpond in Frodsham (Monument)
984/1/3Related to: Fishpond in Frodsham (Monument)
984/1/4Related to: Frodsham Medieval Watermills (Monument)



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