Walterstone Castle

Motte and Bailey at Walterstone The clump of trees beyond the field hide the motte and bailey at Walterstone. The site is on private land. It is thought the castle belonged to Walter de Lacy but was abandoned by 1137.
By Philip Halling, CC BY-SA 2.0,



  • Walterstone, Herefordshire.
  • OSGB – SO 33964 24999.
  • Scheduled Monument.


Medieval motte and bailey castle with the motte measuring 44 m at its base and standing 9.2 m above the bottom of the surrounding wet ditch. Had a kidney shaped bailey with a rampart to the south.

Possibly owned by Walter de Lacy.

There are a few stones on the bush covered motte.


1137                            c: Abandoned.


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