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Edgton Castle Ring

In the civil parish of Edgton.
In the historic county of Shropshire.
Modern Authority of Shropshire.
1974 county of Shropshire.
Medieval County of Shropshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO40128689
Latitude 52.47664° Longitude -2.88303°

Edgton Castle Ring has been described as a Timber Castle but is rejected as such.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


Castle Ring, a small subtriangular earthwork of uncertain date, is reported to have been bulldozed away (Chitty 1961-7)
A small sub-triangular earthwork measuring 70m NE/SW by 50m transversely. The W side is bounded by precipitous natural slopes and has no artificial defences. The NE side comprises a tree covered rampart, 11m wide, 1m high internally and 1.6m high externally. There are unsurveyable traces of an outer ditch. The SE side has been reduced and spread by the plough and is arable land. The rampart is up to 14m wide but no more than 0.4m high. A rounded termination suggests the original entrance would have been between it and the original slopes (OS FI 1972)
Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Medium score as one of 20 Ringworks; Medium score as one of 30 Upland Enclosures (Horton Wendy B. 1990/91. MPP Evaluation File). (Shropshire HER)

Triangular platform, possible the "old castle" mentioned 1250. PastScape report as "Iron Age enclosed farmstead surviving as an earthwork" Isolated from medieval settlement. Jackson writes "The 1250 document concerns the division of the boundary points being 'at the corner of a little old Castle'" The Shropshire SMR record includes in the monument type 'ringwork?'. It seems clear that there was no significant medieval use.
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