Castles, forts and a Roman city are at risk in Herefordshire

In total, 55 buildings and sites in Herefordshire are currently listed as being at risk on the Historic England Register.

The Register lists the health of England’s most valuable historic places and the places most at risk of loss as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development.

Here are all the castles, fortresses and other monuments included in the register for 2023 after its release on November 9.

The Roman town of Areconium, Weston under Penyard

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was in generally satisfactory condition but with significant local problems, vulnerable to arable tillage and in a state of decline.

Dyke Offa

Monument scheduled

Historic England said the 950-yard section north and south of Big Oaks and Bishopston/Bridge Sollers/Byford was generally satisfactory but was declining due to minor local problems and was vulnerable to arable cutting.

The Rushock Hill section, extending 1,630 yards east to Kennel Wood, Kington Rural/Knill, is generally satisfactory and improving but has significant local problems and is susceptible to stock erosion.

The section south of Riddings Brook at Herrock Hill is generally satisfactory and stable but has minor local problems and is susceptible to natural erosion.

The 630 yard section west of Lionshall is generally satisfactory and improving but has minor local problems and is susceptible to stock wear.

The north-western section of Holme Marsh extending 615 yards to the railway line, Lionshall, is generally satisfactory but is declining due to major local problems and is vulnerable to development.

Hereford Times: Sutton WallsSutton Walls (Photo: Humphry Bolton/Geograph)

Sutton Walls (Camp), Marden/Sutton

Monument scheduled

Historic England said the camp had widespread and significant problems and was vulnerable to flooding. It is currently stable.

Promontory Fort on Dorston Hill, Dorston

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it is generally satisfactory but declining with significant local problems and is vulnerable to understory shrub and tree growth.

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Hereford Times: Dinedore CampCamp Dindor (Photo: Jonathan Bellinger/Geograph)

Dinedor Camp, Dinedor

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was generally satisfactory and improving, with significant local problems, and was vulnerable to shrub and tree growth.

It was previously listed as generally unsatisfactory and declining due to major local issues.

Mouse Castle and Bailey Castle, Cossop

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it is generally unsatisfactory but improving with significant local problems and is vulnerable to tree and tree growth.

Mott and Bailey, West St Mary’s Church, Walterston

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it is generally unsatisfactory and declining with significant local problems and is vulnerable to tree and tree growth.

Thruxton Tump, motte castle at Thruxton Court, Thruxton

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was generally unsatisfactory and declining with major local problems. At risk of deterioration and in need of management.

Ditch site 360 ​​meters north of Guanchil Farm, Fawnhope

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was generally unsatisfactory and declining with major local problems. At risk of deterioration and in need of management.

Hereford Times: Urichai CastleOrishay Castle (Photo: Philip Halling/Geograph)

Orishay Castle, Peterchurch

Scheduled Monument, Grade II* listed.

Historic England said the site included the remains of a 12th-century Motte castle, a ruined 17th-century house and a partially destroyed 16th-century chapel.

The church is reportedly stable and in good condition, but the house has no roof and its building blocks are disintegrating. The lintels are also failing and at risk of collapsing. An assessment of the structure is needed to determine the survival of the medieval fabric and develop a strategy.

Historic England said some ground clearance and fencing had been carried out.

They are described as being in poor condition and in immediate danger of further rapid deterioration or tissue loss; No solution has been agreed upon

Hereford Times: Huntington CastleHuntington Castle (Photo: Fabien Musto/Geograph)

Huntington Castle, Huntington

Scheduled Monument, Grade II listed building

The site contains the remains of a castle dating from the 13th century or earlier with an inner moat and bailey surrounded by a moat and an outer bailey.

Historic England said traces of a 13th-century curtain wall and semi-circular tower remained in good condition although they were severely overgrown. Vegetation control works are being carried out by the owner and a new access path has been created. The unstable stonework needs to be consolidated following failed attempts to secure funding for the site through Natural England Stewardship Schemes.

It is described as being in poor condition and slowly deteriorating without agreement on a solution.

Post-medieval house at Wylie Court, Wylie

Monument scheduled

Historic England said this monument includes the buried, ground and standing remains of the post-medieval house and gardens of Wylie Court. The owners are in negotiations with Historic England to determine an appropriate strategy to enhance the structural remains, which represent the element at risk. The new Natural England Stewardship Scheme should provide appropriate and simple management of the surrounding site in pastoral pastures.

It is described as being in poor condition and at immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of tissue, with no solution agreed

Castle Hill, West Court Farm, Rolleston

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was generally unsatisfactory but stable with significant local problems. At risk of deterioration and in need of management.

North Herefordshire Row Ditch, Bembridge/Staunton-on-Arrow

Monument scheduled

Historical England said it was generally satisfactory but declined with major local problems. Prone to tree and shrub growth.

Barrow Pool is 490 meters south-east of Milton Cross, Bembridge

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was generally unsatisfactory and declining with major local problems. Susceptible to arable tillage.

Barrow Pool is 550 meters south-east of Milton Cross, Bembridge

Monument scheduled

Historic England said it was generally unsatisfactory and declining with major local problems. Susceptible to arable tillage.

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