Medieval motte and bailey castle with two baileys. The motte measuring 16 m high.
1076 William I granted it to Adam Port.
12 C c: Built by the de Braose family.
12 C Late: Built in stone.
1228 c: Stone keep was built.
1228 July: The castle was taken by the Crown when Reginald Braose died.
1228 October: The new Lord was William de Braose. He was captured by the Welsh, the Crown retook possession of the castle and de Braose was hung.
1244 Prince Daffyd fought Ralph Mortimer and Humphrey Bohun but failed to take the castle.
1248 The Bohun family inherited the castle when William de Braose died and it passed through his daughter to Humphrey de Bohun.
1263 3rd March: Lord Edward (later Edward I) gave the castle to Roger Mortimer.
1263 July: Humphrey de Bohun regained the castle.
1265 Humphrey de Bohun was captured at the Battle of Evesham. He died at Beeston Castle.
1370’s Humphrey Bohun owned the castle. He re-mortared and re-roofed it.
1372 The last de Bohun died and the daughter married Henry, Earl of Derby (later Henry IV).
1399 Passed to Edward de Stafford, Earl of Buckingham.
1403 Edward de Stafford, Earl of Buckingham died and the castle passed to his widow. She was ordered by Henry IV to refortify it against Welsh attacks. The castle was captained by John Smert. The roof was remade, gates re-hung and a pallisade was added.
1460 c: Abandoned and decaying.
1484 Henry Stafford was held at the castle after he betrayed Richard III.
1521 A tower was used as a prison and a constable was still kept at the castle.
1561 The Tower was used as a prison.
1564 The Crown had possession of the castle and they sold it to Sir Ambrose Cave for £6328 5s 0d.
1568 Some of the lands were sold to Francis Vaughan of Hergest.
1642 In ruins.
1670 The keep and most of the walls were still standing.
1818 Owned by Edward Watkins Cheese, esq..