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  • Clifton Upon Teme, Worcestershire
  • OSGB – SO 7347 6197
  • Scheduled Monument.


Medieval motte and bailey castle with the oval motte measuring 183.7ft by 131.2ft and standing 13.7ft high.

Ancient seat of the Jeffrey family.


12th C                          Castle.

1207                            Fortified and given to Thomas de Galweya by King John.

1207                            Mentioned. Thomas de Galweya was ordered by King John to give the castle to William de Cantelow.

1248                            William de Mortimer was born at the castle.

1275                            Returned to the King as capital.

1375                            Returned to the King as capital.

1605                            Mostly burnt down.

1637                            Medieval hoard of gold and silver found on the site.

1642-1651                   Civil War: Mrs. Joyce Jeffreys took refuge at the castle from Parliament.

1645                            12th July: Visited by General Gilbert Gerrard, Governor of Worcester.

1646                            Slighted under orders of Cromwell for Parliament.

1677-1680                   Rebuilt by Henry Jeffrey.

1759                            In ruins.

1822                            Owned by the Winnington family.

1840                            Restored.

1887                            House built on the site.

1986                            Scheduled.





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