Remains of Horsley Castle, Horsley - Amber Valley

A military royal castle from C12-C14, which overlooks the strategically important Derwent valley. The base of the small Norman keep partially survives. The area was quarried extensively in C19. Substantial masonry still remains, and walls are up to five metres high in places. The remains are in woodland under heavy scrub/ivy cover. There is some loss of stonework to the base of the keep and vegetation is extensive and intrusive.

Remains of Horsley Castle, Horsley - Amber Valley
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Horsley Castle tower keep castle
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1009293
    Local Planning Authority:
    Amber Valley
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Remains of Horsley Castle
    County:
    Derbyshire
    District / Borough:
    Amber Valley
    Parish:
    Horsley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Amber Valley
    Region:
    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:
    Unknown
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, CA