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Frodsham Castle Park

In the civil parish of Frodsham.
In the historic county of Cheshire.
Modern Authority of Cheshire.
1974 county of Cheshire.
Medieval County of Cheshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ51387754
Latitude 53.29262° Longitude -2.73084°

Frodsham Castle Park has been described as a probable Masonry Castle.

There are no visible remains.


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 (Ormerod). 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 (Field Investigators Comments–F1 TPW 16-JUN-64). Listed by Cathcart King as a vanished castle. It is mentioned in 1355 when its tower needed repairing. (PastScape)

It was, apparently recorded as being, owned by David ap Gruffydd in 1282.
Hogg & King rejected this as the site of the Norman castle as Buck's print, of some kind of tower, shows it standing on high ground. However, the castle on high ground is Halton Castle, in the background and the other side of the river from Frodsham castle. Buck's print is not particularly informative about Frodsham castle, seems to put Frodsham village on the other side of the River Weaver, clearly has much artistic licence and is difficult to interpret.
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