SJ 433-508 Cheshire England
Shocklach Motte is a Norman earthwork motte and bailey fortress, possibly founded by Thomas de Shocklach. Standing against the steep banks of a brook, the circular motte is encased by a ditch with counterscarp bank. To the east Shocklach Castle, is a D-shaped moated enclosure, which is possibly a later adaptation of the bailey. The motte has a dense cover of trees, so it is best viewed in winter. 3 miles north-west is Holt Castle and 5 miles south-east at Malpas is Castle Hill.