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Broadward Hall Motte

in the Civil Parish of Clungunford, Shropshire, England
SO39367658

Text and photographs copyright by Philip Davis

The remains of a motte castle, situated within the flood plain of the River Clun. It would appear that the castle, along with the motte castles at Leintwardine and Clungunford, controlled crossing points at the lower downstream portion of the river. The flat-topped, steep-sided oval mound measures 27m by 32m at its base, 11m by 14m across the top and stands up to 3.5m high. The size of the mound indicates that it was only large enough to support a watch tower. Salter writes that a second mound once lay close by to the SW.

Visible from road. This is a Scheduled Monument


References

  • Salter, Mike, 2001 (2edn), The Castles and Moated Mansions of Shropshire (Malvern).
  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p7.
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum Vol2 (London: Kraus).
  • Page, Wm. (ed), 1908, VCH Shropshire Vol1 p385.
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol112 p77-124.
  • 1852, Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol3 p206.

     

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