The Castle Studies Group’s Journal, edited by Neil Guy, is the CSG’s annual volume containing the annual proceedings, book reviews and refereed academic articles dealing mainly with British, Irish and continental European castles. The annual subscription of £25 (UK) (£31 (€35) Ireland & Europe) includes the Journal, normally mailed to members at the end of December. For more details of the current 2020-21 Journal (34) go here. For details of the 2019-20 Journal (33) go here. Selected papers from the Journal are posted to the website as pdf files and can be browsed here.


The Castle Studies Group’s occasional Bibliography, compiled and edited by Gillian Scott, is the CSG’s Volume containing an exhaustive bibliography of British, Irish and European books, journals and articles written and published during the year. Items for inclusion should be sent to The annual CSG subscription of £25 (UK) (£31, €35) (Europe and Ireland) includes the Bibliography, normally sent to members electronically as a pdf file at the end of August/early September. The full text of previous Bibliographies also appear on the website as freely downloadable pdf files. See here for a full list.

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The Castle Studies Group’s Bulletin, compiled and edited by Therron Welstead is the CSG’s Volume containing news, articles, reviews and editorial, Diary Dates and Announcements. It is a key source for time-sensitive information about the Group’s activities and is published electronically twice a year (April and September). Items for possible inclusion should be sent to  The annual CSG subscription of £25 (UK) (£31 (€35) Europe and Ireland) includes the Bulletin, emailed to members at regular intervals. All the Bulletins are initially posted to the website - Member page - and the most recent pdf files and can be browsed here. Others here.

Shell-Keeps Revisited -The Bailey on the Motte

An  essay by R A Higham on the history of shell-keeps, including a detailed analysis & gazetteer of 20 shell-keeps

Shell-Keeps Revisited

CSG - Annual, Regular & Occasional Publications

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Journal 34 2020-21 Overview Journal 33 2019-20 Overview