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Alberbury Castle

Hob Uid: 66500
Location :
Shropshire
Alberbury with Cardeston
Grid Ref : SJ3580014400
Summary : Tower keep castle probably built by Fulk Fitz Warin III in the early 13th century. It is situated close to the present border between England and Wales. The remains include a rectangular stone keep and curtain wall probably early 13th century in date enclosing an area of about a quarter of an acre. The remains survive as a ruined building. Scheduled.
More information : SJ 3580 1440: Castle (NR) (Remains of) (NAT). (1)

Alberbury Castle was probably built by Fulk Fitz Warin III in the early 13th century. Its remains include a rectangular keep which probably originally contained a first-floor hall and a
curtain-wall, possibly contemporary with the keep, enclosing an area of about 1/4 acre. The castle was one in the chain of
defences of the Welsh marshes to which Wattlesborough (SD 31SE 4) also belonged. (2-4)

The remains of Alberbury Castle are represented by a curtain wall some 2 feet 6 inches thick and up to 9 feet high and the shell of a keep inside the south-west corner of the curtain wall. Published survey (25") correct. (5)

SJ 358 144: Alderbury Castle. Scheduled. (6)

Listed by Cathcart King. (7)

Revision of scheduled area of monument.(8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source Number : 2
Source : A history of Shropshire: volume VIII
Source details : (Gaydon & Lawson)
Page(s) : 196
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Vol(s) : 1968
Source Number : 3
Source : Shropshire
Source details :
Page(s) : 55
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Vol(s) : 1958
Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Source details :
Page(s) : 63,70
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Vol(s) : 1908
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DRB 04-AUG-1971
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Source Number : 6
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
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Page(s) : 11
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Source Number : 7
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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Page(s) : 420
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Vol(s) : Feb-83
Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : EH scheduling revised, 05-JUL-2002
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Early 13th century
Monument End Date : 1232
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Castle, Keep, Curtain Wall
Evidence : Ruined Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : Salop 18
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 34923
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 31 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 66506
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 31 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-08-04
End Date : 1971-08-04