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

Remains of C12 motte castle, a ruined C17 house and a partly ruined C16 chapel. The chapel is stable and in good condition, but the C17 house is without a roof and the masonry is disintegrating as a result. Lintels are also failing and in danger of collapse. An assessment of the structure to establish the survival of medieval fabric and development of a strategy are required.

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

  • Designated Site Name: Motte castle, chapel, post-medieval house and garden remains east of Urishay Castle Farm
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1014547
  • Local Planning Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Urishay Castle
  • 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: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1014547 and 1099487