Ringwork Castle, 80m North West of St John the Baptist's Church


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Early Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Warwickshire County Council

District Council

Stratford-on-Avon District Council


Aston Cantlow

Parliamentary Constituency


Grid Reference

SE137137 (413656, 260043)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.238, -1.8

Nearest Postcode

B95 6JB

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The earthwork remains of a ringwork castle and a double bailey, situated on the western outskirts of Aston Cantlow, with an earlier, Late Saxon ringwork. The ringwork is roughly circular in plan and enclosed by a bank and external ditch. The surface of the ringwork is uneven, indicating that buried features associated with the site's occupation will survive here. Part of the ringwork was excavated in 1932, exposing a foundation wall of local lias stone, and fragments of pottery and roofing tile were recovered. To the north of the ringwork is a rectangular bailey with rounded corners which is bounded by a bank and external ditch. A second, smaller bailey lies to the south east of the ringwork and is defined by a ditch and an external bank. Documentary sources indicate that the ringwork castle was constructed by the Cantilupe family and was inherited by the Hastings family around 1273. By 1392, the castle, its barns and granges were in ruins. Scheduled.

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