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Castle Mound

Hob Uid: 67741
Location :
Shropshire
Condover
Grid Ref : SJ4710004450
Summary : Medieval motte surviving as an earthwork, site of 12th century castle. The castle mound is 12 feet high, 20 metres across the flat top and up to 35 metres across overall. The castle went out of use in the 14th century. Scheduled.
More information : (SJ 47100445) Castle Mound (NR). (1)

The flat topped mound, now part of the churchyard may be assumed to be a castle mound. (2)

A mound 14ft in height, surrounded by a ditch 3 to 4ft deep.
It stands partly within the churchyard and partly in a field, and
has been badly mutilated by a wall and ditch passing across it. (3)

The castle of Stapleton-in-Legharness, "a fortress of very
inconsiderable pretensions," was probably founded in the 12th century, and was in the custody of King John in AD 1207. (4)

SJ 47100445: Stapleton Castle Mound is now some 12' high, 20m across the flat top, and up to 35m across overall. It has been eroded on its SW side. The surrounding ditch has been filled in, and is represented only by a shallow hollow to the north, through which the church path passes.
Published survey (25") revised. (5)

SJ 471044. Stapleton Castle Mound. Scheduled. (6)

By the 14th century this castle ceased to be the residence of the lord of the manor. (7)

SJ 4710 0445. Castle motte 50m south east of St John the Baptist's Church. Scheduled (RSM). (8)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954.
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Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : L F Chitty 19 2 1949
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Victoria history of Shropshire: volume one
Source details : (Wall & Downman)
Page(s) : 388
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Vol(s) : 1908
Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Source details : (R W Eyton)
Page(s) : 27
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Vol(s) : 10 - 1886-7
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FKB 25-JAN-71
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Source Number : 6
Source : County list of Scheduled Ancient Monuments : December 1987
Source details : Eng Heritage SAMs Salop
Page(s) : 12
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Source Number : 7
Source : A history of Shropshire: volume VIII
Source details : (M. Tomlinson)
Page(s) : 162
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Vol(s) : 8
Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendment 08/NOV/1995
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 12th to 14th century
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Motte, Castle
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : Salop 183
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 19225
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 40 SE 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 40 SE 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-01-25
End Date : 1971-01-25