Keys to the Past

Castle Steads, Esh Winning (Esh Winning)

Castle Steads Rowley. Main enclosure ditch.  July 2001
Castle Steads Rowley. Main enclosure ditch. July 2001

This is the site of a medieval manor house. There are a row of three enclosures surrounded by earthen banks. The central enclosure contained a chapel and the eastern once probably contained the manor house. The manor was probably built there in the late twelfth century (5), and abandoned in the mid-seventeenth century. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument protected by law.

Reference number:D1840
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Stuart (1603 to 1714)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1002356

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