Remains of Lea Castle at Lower Lea Farm, Lea, Lydham - Shropshire (UA)

This monument consists of fragmentary remains of a C12 castle surviving in the middle of a working farm: it was formerly a castle of the Bishops of Hereford. A Victorian house abuts the castle remains which are heavily overgrown. There is an urgent need to reduce ivy growth and carry out consolidation works to the standing masonry. Following encouragement by Historic England to undertake vegetation clearance and repair works, a grant application was submitted by the owner but subsequently withdrawn for financial reasons. No further progress on repair works has been made to date.

Remains of Lea Castle at Lower Lea Farm, Lea, Lydham - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Tower keep castle at Lower Lea
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1021064
    Local Planning Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Remains of Lea Castle at Lower Lea Farm
    Street Name:
    Lea
    Unitary Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Lydham
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Ludlow
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II, 2 LBs
    List Entry Number(s):
    1021064 and 1054509