Weoley Castle (house)

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Weoley Castle
Birmingham, England
Weoley Castle ruins - geograph.org.uk - 39237.jpg
TypeFortified manor house
Site information
OwnerBirmingham City Council
Open to
the public
Partially
ConditionRuined

Weoley Castle is the remains of a fortified manor house located in the Birmingham district of Weoley Castle, a primarily residential area, in the English West Midlands. Owned by Birmingham City Council and administered as a community museum by Birmingham Museums Trust, it is a Grade II listed building[1] and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2] The castle was on Historic England's Heritage at Risk Register, but was removed in 2009 following repair work. [3]

The archaeological evidence suggests a Norman foundation for the site which was surrounded by a moat and bank topped by a timber pallisade.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remains of Weoley Castle, Birmingham". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Birmingham's Scheduled Ancient Monuments". Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  3. ^ "English Heritage Heritage at Risk Regional Summaries: West Midlands". historicengland.org.uk. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ Hodder, Mike (2004). Birmingham The Hidden History. ISBN 0-7524-3135-8.

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Coordinates: 52°26′34″N 1°58′11″W / 52.4428°N 1.9698°W / 52.4428; -1.9698