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HER Number (PRN):01149
Name:Hinstock Castle
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types

  • CASTLE? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1540 AD?)


Possible site of a castle at Hinstock, of probable medieval date.

Parish:Hinstock, North Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ62NE
Grid Reference:SJ 6906 2606

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds

  • FSA2570 - DRINKING VESSEL (Undated)
  • FSA2569 - UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT? (Undated)
  • FSA2568 - FLAKE? (Prehistoric - 500000 BC? to 43 AD?)

Associated Events

  • ESA1512 - 1975 field observation by the Ordnance Survey


There are said to be the remains of an ancient castle at Hinstock.. There are no visible remains at the published siting (see OS 6in 1902) which falls upon a low ridge of pastureland, overlooking former swamp and bog on the NW. OS FI 1975 <1>

A man using a metal detector on the site in 1983 found some flints, a piece of bronze, a piece of wood encased in lead, 1 segment of drinking vessel <2>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 01149 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01a> Hulbert C, 1837, The History and Description of The County of Salop, p110 (Monograph). SSA2927.

<01> Ordnance Survey, 1975, Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ62NE4 (Card index). SSA4553.

<02> Ward Penny A, 1983, Notes, 1983 (TEXT). SSA4552.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 01149.
[01a]SSA2927 - Monograph: Hulbert C. 1837. The History and Description of The County of Salop. p110.
[01]SSA4553 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1975. Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ62NE4. Ordnance Survey record cards. SJ62NE4.
[02]SSA4552 - TEXT: Ward Penny A. 1983. Notes, 1983.
Date Last Edited:Mar 19 2018 4:16PM