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Monument Number 71545

Hob Uid: 71545
Location :
Cheshire West and Chester
Frodsham
Grid Ref : SJ5138077540
Summary : Possible Site of Frodsham Castle. This Early Norman castle was burnt down in 1654. There are no visible traces.
More information : [SJ 5138 7754] The Norman castle at Frodsham was burnt down in 1654. The only remains are some foundations incorporated in the cellars of Castle Park - built on the site in 1721. (1)

Mr. Hawkin confirmed that there are old walls in the cellars of
Castle Park house. There is no trace of earthworks or of natural defences. (2)

Listed by Cathcart King as a vanished castle. It is mentioned in 1355 when its tower needed repairing. It `stood high'; its traditional site cannot be correct. (3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist. of Ches. Vol.2. 1882, p.53. (G.Ormerod) [Illus.of 1727]
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 TPW 16-JUN-64
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : W. R. Hawkin, Surveyors Dept., Runcorn R.D.C. CastlePark, Frodsham.
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Source Number : 3
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Burnt down 1654
Monument End Date : 1654
Monument Start Date : 1654
Monument Type : Castle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 57 NW 9
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 57 NW 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-06-16
End Date : 1964-06-16