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Habberley Hall

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ397036
Latitude 52.62688° Longitude -2.89160°

Habberley Hall has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


At Habberley Hall there is a possible site of a castle (Hogg and King).
There are no traces of a castle site at Habberley Hall, nor is the tradition of one known to Dr Hamp, who has lived here many years.
Habberley Hall (nameplate confirms) at SJ 39740361, is a half-timbered private residence of H-plan design, dated 1593. It is of two storeys with gabled attics, the floors jettied one above the other. 18th century dormer windows have been let into the red-tiled roofs, but the brick chimneys are ornamental originals. To the south is a 19th century addition, and to the north, a 20th century addition. The house is in fair condition (F1 ASP 18-DEC-79).

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Medium score as one of 20 Ringworks. At Habberley Hall (PRN 13303) there is a possible site of a castle? (Hogg and King).
The medieval manor house, recorded at Habberley in 1380, would presumably have occupied the site of Habbeley Hall, for the low mound on which the house stands is likely to be a castle site, probably a ringwork (VCH 1968). (Shropshire HER)

Reputed to occupy the site of a ringwork, but there are no visible remains and no tradition of a castle here. (Jackson 1988)

The tenurial history is consistent with a small castle here. The manor was held for half a fee in 1240 and a whole knight's fee in 1274.
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