Snodhill Castle, Snodhill, Peterchurch - Herefordshire, County of (UA)

Snodhill Castle was a key element in the Norman line of defence through the English and Welsh Marches. The castle is owned by the Snodhill Castle Preservation Trust (SCPT) and is open to the public following the completion of emergency repairs funded by Historic England. Further repairs are needed to undermined sections of the bailey walls on the south side currently propped with timber. The SCPT has an active group of volunteers who manage vegetation and a growing Friends group. They are sourcing grant aid for further repair and investigation work.

Snodhill Castle, Snodhill, Peterchurch - Herefordshire, County of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Shell keep castle and associated fishponds at Snodhill
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1015168
  • Local Planning Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Snodhill Castle
  • Locality: Snodhill
  • Unitary Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Parish: Peterchurch
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hereford and South Herefordshire
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Charity (heritage)
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1015168 and 1172756