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HER Number (PRN):01973
Name:Burford Castle, or Burford Manor House
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types

Summary

This site represents: a possible fortified manor house of medieval to post medieval date, a possible castle of medieval date.

Parish:Burford, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO56NE
Grid Reference:SO 5820 6796

Related records

10753Related to: Burford House and garden wall attached to the SE, BURFORD (Building)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA4682 - 1980 Field Visit to Burford Manor House by RCHME

Description

It is said that in the process [of demolishing the W wings of Burford House, SA 10753] remains of the former castle of the Cornwalls were found <1>

A field visit by RCHME recorded stone foundations 2m to 6m high of part of a Medieval manor house, extending west 7.5m from Burford Manor House and 19m wide. Foundations revealed 1954 when Victorian west wing of Burford House demolished. Identified as manor house of Cornwall family, 14th century to 1721. Possibly a fortified manor house, not a castle <2>

CMHTS Record Sheet <3>
CMHTS Report <4>

Sources

[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 01973.
[01]SSA110 - Monograph: Pevsner Nikolaus. 1958. Buildings of England (Shropshire). Buildings of England. p92.
[02]SSA11472 - Field survey report: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME). 1980. Field Report for Monument SO56NE 19. RCHME rep. SO56NE19.
[03]SSA19966 - Record form: Buteux Victoria & Dalwood Hal. 1993/ 1996. CMHTS SMR Records Shropshire: Burford to Clun. Central Marches Historic Towns Survey record form. Vol 3. Burford 1973.
[04]SSA12058 - Historic landscape survey report: Dalwood Hal et al. 1996. Archaeological Assessment of Burford, Shropshire (CMHTS). Hereford & Worcester CAS Rep. Rep 305.
Date Last Edited:Feb 2 2001 12:00AM