Tyrley Castle: Tirley



  • Sutton-upon-Tern, Staffordshire
  • OSGB – SJ 6788 3371


Medieval castle defended by a ditch measuring 18ft wide.

Built by Ralph de Botillar.

Possibly building begun by the Pontulf family.


1086                              Manor owned by William Pontulf.

1281                              Ralph de Botillar died and the castle was unfinished.

13th C                            Late: Enlarged and improved.

14th C                            Extant.

1583                              Before: Mentioned.

18th C                            Red brick farmhouse built on the site.

1884                              Excavated.

1910                              Excavated.

1962                              Field Investigation.


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