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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Ullersford; Ullenwood; Uttersford; Ullerwood; Ullerwada; Ullerwda; Castlewood; Bollin; Oversleyford

In the civil parish of Ringway.
In the historic county of Cheshire.
Modern Authority of Manchester.
1974 county of Greater Manchester.
Medieval County of Cheshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ800838
Latitude 53.35040° Longitude -2.30050°

Ullerswood has been described as a probable Timber Castle, and also as a probable Masonry Castle.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


There is a mound at Ullersford which is considered to be the remains of a castle keep. Mentioned as held against the King in 1173. (PastScape)
Ullersford, otherwise Ullerswood, is mentioned as a chase belonging to Hamo de Masci. It is situated by the Bollin, near Castle Mill (Harrison). A mound, probably a shell keep (Clark). Listed as a castle site between 1154-1216 (Brown). (PastScape)

Isolated from medieval settlement but by a river crossing and several mill place-names. Manchester airport has altered landscape but this does not look as though ever a major crossing. Presumably a hunting lodge, administering a chase, a mill and some dispersed settlement. Description as a 'castle' possible influenced by propaganda. Harvey lists Uttersford and Ullenwood as two separate sites.
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