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Castles, Forts & Towers of Shropshire

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  • Acton Burnell Castle - (EH), (ruins)

    Acton Burnell Castle, Shropshire, West Midlands

    Castle

    Acton Burnell Castle is a 13th-century fortified manor house, located near the village of Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England.

    West Midlands - Shropshire, Acton Burnell, Shrewsbury

    Acton Burnell Castle is a 13th-century fortified manor house, located near the village of Acton Burnell, Shropshire, England.

    It is believed that the first Parliament of England at which the Commons were fully represented was held here in 1283. Today all that remains is the outer shell of the manor house and the gable ends of the barn. It is a Grade-I-listed building of the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

    The manor house was built in 1284 by Robert Burnell, Bishop of Bath and Wells, friend and advisor to King Edward I. Its position was important at the time because it was near to the old Roman road of Watling Street. The extent of the estate is not known, as much of the building has been completely destroyed or remains undiscovered. It would have been substantial enough to accommodate Edward I and his retinue, soldiers and advisers, but was never an actual castle.



     


  • Clun Castle - (EH), (fragmented remains)

    Clun Castle, Shropshire, West Midlands

    Castle

    Clun Castle is a ruined castle in the small town of Clun, Shropshire.

    West Midlands - Shropshire, Clun, Craven Arms

    Clun Castle is a ruined castle in the small town of Clun, Shropshire. Clun Castle was established by the Norman lord Robert de Say after the Norman invasion of England.

    It went on to become an important Marcher lord castle in the 12th century, with an extensive castle-guard system. Owned for many years by the Fitzalan family, Clun played a key part in protecting the region from Welsh attack until it was gradually abandoned as a property in favour of the more luxurious Arundel Castle. The Fitzalans converted Clun Castle into a hunting lodge in the 14th century, complete with pleasure gardens, but by the 16th century the castle was largely ruined. Slighted in 1646 after the English Civil War Clun remained in poor condition until renovation work in the 1890s.



     


  • Moreton Corbet Castle - (EH), (fragmented remains)

    Moreton Corbet Castle, Shropshire, West Midlands

    Castle

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    West Midlands - Shropshire

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  • Old Oswestry Hill Fort - (EH)

    Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Shropshire, West Midlands

    Fort

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    West Midlands - Shropshire

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  • Stokesay Castle - (EH), (intact)

    Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, West Midlands

    Castle

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    West Midlands - Shropshire

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