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


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