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Lea Castle

Hob Uid: 106995
Location :
Shropshire
Lydham
Grid Ref : SO3511089170
Summary : Remains of a tower keep castle at Lower Lea, probably built in the late 13th or early 14th century and partly demolished in 1645. A farmhouse, of 17th or 18th century date, stands immediately to the south of the keep. This house was extended in the mid 19th century and contains a wooden panel inscribed with a date of 1560. A 19th century cartshed and granary abut the tower keep to the north. Three walls of the keep survive, standing to a maximum height of 9 metres. It is a three storey structure, with a first floor hall, built of limestone rubble.
More information : (Name SO 350891) Castle (NR) (remains of) (1)

Fragment of probable 14th century tower (2) of a border castle of the Bishops of Hereford, now attached to a modern house; Grade 2 (3). (2-3)

The roofless remains of a stone building at SO35118917 consist of three walls up to 1.5m thick and 5.0m high enclosing an area 11.0m by 8.0m. There is a single window of probably 14th century date on the S side. Parts of the structure have ivy and other vegetation growing on them and there has been a recent fall of masonry at the NW corner. There is a wooden plaque with a date which appears to read 1560 fixed in the porch on the south side of the modern house which adjoins it. Photographs. (4)

SO 351 891 & SO 350 890. Lea Castle (remains of). Scheduled. (5)

Additional reference. (6)

SO 35108918. Remains of a tower keep castle at Lower Lea, probably built in the late 13th or early 14th century and partly demolished in 1645. A farmhouse, of 17th or 18th century date, stands immediately to the south of the keep. This house was extended in the mid 19th century and contains a wooden panel inscribed with a date of 1560. A 19th century cartshed and granary abut the tower keep to the north. Three walls of the keep survive, standing to a maximum height of 9 metres. It is a three storey structure, with a first floor hall, built of limestone rubble. Scheduled. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1964
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Source : Archaeologia Cambrensis
Source details : (A H A Hogg & D J C King).
Page(s) : 109
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Vol(s) : 116 - 1967
Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Clun RD 1967 34
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DJC 02-JAN-74
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : SAM List Salop
Page(s) : 22
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Source Number : 6
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH Scheduling amendment, 08-SEP-2003
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Late C13/early C14
Monument End Date : 1332
Monument Start Date : 1267
Monument Type : Tower Keep, First Floor Hall House
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1560
Monument End Date : 1560
Monument Start Date : 1560
Monument Type : Plaque
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C17/C18
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Farmhouse
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1645
Monument End Date : 1645
Monument Start Date : 1645
Monument Type : Tower Keep
Evidence : Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C19
Monument End Date : 1900
Monument Start Date : 1801
Monument Type : Cart Shed, Granary
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Mid C19
Monument End Date : 1866
Monument Start Date : 1833
Monument Type : Farmhouse
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : Salop 302
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34934
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 257069
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 257070
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 257071
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 38 NE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 38 NE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-01-02
End Date : 1974-01-02
Associated Activities : Primary, LOWER LEA FARM
Activity type : MANAGEMENT SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31