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List of the medieval fortified sites of the historic county of Cheshire

Certain
Probable
Questionable or Doubtful
Rejected
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Type
Remains
Aldford Blobb Hill Timber Castle , Masonry Castle earthwork
Ashton Motte Lane End Farm Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Beeston Castle Castle of the Rock; Castle de Rupe Masonry Castle , Urban Defence masonry ruins/remnants
Bowden Watch Hill Dunham Massey; Castle Hill; Yarwood Castle Timber Castle earthwork
Brereton Hall Fortified Manor House major building
Buckingham Castle, Macclesfield Fortified Town House no visible
Burton Uncertain uncertain
Chester Abbey of St Werburgh Fortified Ecclesiastical site major building
Chester Bishops Palace Palace no visible
Chester Castle Agricola tower; Cestre Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Chester City Wall Urban Defence major building
Chester Dee Bridge Handbridge Fortified Bridge masonry footings
Darnhall Dernhall Palace no visible
Doddington Tower Delves Hall; Dodynton; Dodyngton Fortified Manor House , Pele Tower major building
Dodleston Castle Dodleston; Doddlestone; Dodestune Timber Castle earthwork
Dunham Massey; The mount Dunham Massie; Dunham Massy; Duneham Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Eccleston Mound Timber Castle earthwork
Eddisbury Town Defences Urban Defence , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Farndon Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield Palace no visible
Frodsham Castle Park Masonry Castle no visible
Great Moreton Hall Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House no visible
Halton Castle, Runcorn Haiton Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry ruins/remnants
Harden Hall Arden Hall Fortified Manor House uncertain
Hollingworth Hall Hollingworth House; Holyngworthe Fortified Manor House no visible
Hooton Hall Hoton Fortified Manor House , Pele Tower no visible
Ince Grange Ince Manor; Ins; Jus Fortified Manor House major building
Kingsley Castle Cob Castle Cobb; Manley Timber Castle earthwork
Macclesfield Castle Field Timber Castle no visible
Macclesfield Town Defences Urban Defence no visible
Malpas Castle Hill Timber Castle earthwork
Mottram Old Hall Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Nantwich Castle Castrum Wici Malbani Timber Castle no visible
Newhall Tower Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Tower House cropmark/slight earthwork
Oakmere Harthhill Bank Hart Hill, Ocmere Timber Castle earthwork
Oldcastle Castle Hill Old Castle Timber Castle earthwork
Pareas Hall, Chester Paris's Hall; Pares Place; Hawarden's Hall, Fortified Town House no visible
Peel Hall Tower The Pyle Pele Tower no visible
Peel Moat Heaton Chapel Pele Tower earthwork
Pulford Castle Poulefourd; Pulsford Timber Castle earthwork
Runcorn Castle Rock Timber Castle , Masonry Castle no visible
Runcorn Urban Defences Runkhorn; Runcolan; Castle Rock Urban Defence no visible
Saighton Grange Salghton; Abbey Gate College Fortified Manor House masonry ruins/remnants
Shipbrook Castle Hill Timber Castle , Masonry Castle no visible
Shocklach Shocklatch; Shockleach; Shoclach; Castletown Bridge Timber Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Shocklach Oldcastle Shocklatch; Shockleach; Shockleach; Castletown Bridge Timber Castle earthwork
Shotwick Castle Shotewyke Timber Castle , Masonry Castle , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Stockport Castle Stoppord; Stokeporta Timber Castle , Masonry Castle masonry footings
Stockport Town Wall Great Underbank Urban Defence no visible
Sutton Hall Macclesfield Fortified Manor House no visible
Tarvin Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield Palace no visible
The Chamber in the Forest Castle Ditch, Merrick's Hill Palace , Fortified Manor House masonry footings
Ullerswood Ullersford; Ullenwood; Uttersford; Ullerwood; Ullerwada; Ullerwda; Castlewood; Bollin; Oversleyford Timber Castle , Masonry Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Warmingham Manor House Warmincham Fortified Manor House earthwork
Wybunbury Manor of Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield Hall Bank Palace , Fortified Manor House earthwork
Altrincham Mound Timber Castle earthwork
Alvanley Timber Castle no visible
Brimstage Hall Brunstath Fortified Manor House major building
Coddington Mud Hill Timber Castle earthwork
High Legh Broad Oak Farm Fortified Manor House earthwork
Kinderton Hall Timber Castle cropmark/slight earthwork
Lyme Cage Uncertain , Pele Tower major building
Mere Castle Hough Hall; Strethul Fortified Manor House earthwork
Milton Castle Hill Place Name Timber Castle no visible
Northwich Castle Hill Timber Castle no visible
Peel Hall Motte Timber Castle no visible
Poulton Lancelyn Poulton Hall Timber Castle no visible
Thelwall Town Defences Thelwella; Thidewell; Thelowell; Tolwell Urban Defence cropmark/slight earthwork
Thurstaston Uncertain no visible
Tushingham Bell o' th' Hill Timber Castle no visible
Wardle Castle Field Place Name Uncertain no visible

This listing was last updated on Tuesday, April 18, 2017


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