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Edgton Ring-Motte

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: SO38678577
Latitude 52.46614° Longitude -2.90417°

Edgton Ring-Motte has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are earthwork remains.


A curious circular area in the middle of Edgton, which might represent the site of a medieval motte or ringwork (earthwork castles), though the area has been so disturbed by later development it is difficult to be sure.
Among Miss Chitty's manuscripts is a note that P A Barker reported 21/xi/61, that there is probably a Ring-Motte N of Edgton Church, with an encircling road following the ditch (Chitty Lily F. MS notes)
Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1: Medium score as one of 43 Motte castles; Medium score as one of 20 Ringworks.
A sub-circular area apx 50m across with encircling lanes in the centre of the long-established village of Edgton, close to the 13th century church of St Michael's. Evaluated as a possible motte castle in the MPP desk-based assessement phase. Earth and stone has been dumped downslope to the south in order to form a level platform from the bedrock which is apparent in the northern part of the area. Much of the area has been greatly disturbed by 19th and 20th century buildings. It is unclear whether the area is the site of a castle (Alternative Action Report: Reid Malcolm L. 1999-Jul-28). (Shropshire HER)

A sub-circular area approximately 50m across with encircling lanes in the centre of Edgton, close to the Church of St Michael. Earth and stone has been dumped downslope to the south in order to form a level platform from the bedrock which is apparent in the northern part of the area. Much of the area has been disturbed by 19th and 20th century buildings. It is possible the site of a motte. (PastScape)

Eyton's tenurial history is entirely consistent with a castle here. The manor was held by a knight's fee castle guard at Clun Castle.
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