Heighley Castle, Heighley Lane, Madeley - Newcastle-under-Lyme

Only fragments of walling survive of this C13 castle which was largely demolished during the Civil War. The motte formed by a natural stone escarpment is heavily overgrown and surviving masonry walls decayed and generally in poor condition. An Historic England Management Agreement has assisted with funding vegetation clearance prior to facilitating a condition survey. Repair and consolidation work to the standing masonry is now in progress and due to be completed in the second half of 2018.

Heighley Castle, Heighley Lane, Madeley - Newcastle-under-Lyme
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Heighley Castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1011070
  • Local Planning Authority: Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Heighley Castle
  • Street Name: Heighley Lane
  • County: Staffordshire
  • District / Borough: Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Parish: Madeley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Stone
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • 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: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1011070 and 1353703