Red Castle, Hawkstone Park, Weston-under-Redcastle - Shropshire (UA)

The standing remains of a C12/C13 medieval castle in a largely restored C18 landscape. Recent research suggests that the remains were significantly adapted as part of the designed landscape which includes the adjacent Hawkstone Follies. The masonry is in vulnerable condition and deteriorating. Invasive vegetation needs to be brought under control. A management plan for the site has been completed with recommendations.

Red Castle, Hawkstone Park, Weston-under-Redcastle - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Red Castle: an enclosure castle in Hawkstone Park
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1020850
    Local Planning Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Red Castle
    Locality:
    Hawkstone Park
    Unitary Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Weston-under-Redcastle
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North Shropshire
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    B
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 2 grade II, RPG grade I
    List Entry Number(s):
    1020850 and 1237180; 1264271