Lyonshall Castle, Lyonshall - Herefordshire, County of (UA)

C13 keep enclosed by inner bailey and outer enclosures. The owners are undertaking maintenance of the earthworks in accordance with Historic England advice. Much vegetation control has been carried out. A survey was carried out to inform masonry repair and consolidation, the first phase of which was completed in late 2016 facilitated by an Historic England Management Agreement. A second phase of repairs is being carried out to address the keep and remaining sections at risk. This is due to be completed in the second half of 2018.

Lyonshall Castle, Lyonshall - Herefordshire, County of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Lyonshall Castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1001720
  • Local Planning Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Lyonshall Castle
  • Unitary Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Parish: Lyonshall
  • Parliamentary Constituency: North 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: A
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1001720 and 1301287