Urishay Castle

The Motte of Urishay Castle.
By Philip Halling, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12913740.


  • Peterchurch, Herefordshire.
  • OSGB – SO 32331 37581.
  • Scheduled Monument.


Medieval Motte and bailey castle with the motte measuring 50 m diameter at its base and standing 6.5 m above the surrounding ditch. There are two causeways across the wide ditch.

The ruins of the castle were used for the house.

Held by the Mortimer family. Held by the de Hay family of Snodhill, William Henry de la Hay esq.

Aerial photograph.


12 C                            Lands held by Ulric or Urri, a tenant of the Mortimer family. Chapel remains.

17-18 C                       House on motte.

1979                            Architectural Survey.

1981                            Excavation of the chapel.

20 C                            House in ruins.



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