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, to be followed by repair and consolidation of the standing masonry. A grant application has been submitted by the owner and is currently being assessed.

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


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