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Old Hall

Hob Uid: 70145
Location :
Shropshire
Cressage
Grid Ref : SJ5920004200
Summary : Old Hall is a 17th century timber framed house on the site of a manor house first mentioned in 1369. It overlooks a ford across the Severn, and occupies the bailey of an early motte and bailey castle, the motte of which was partially destroyed when the railway was built. Only the south facing scarp of the motte remains, standing to a height of 3.4 metres.
More information : (SJ 59220426) Castle Mound (NR) (Remains of) (NAT) (1)

(SJ 59250420) Moat (NR) (2)

Old Hall, a 17th century timber-framed house, stands on the site of a manor-house first mentioned in 1369. It overlooks a ford across the Severn, and occupies the bailey of an early motte-and- bailey castle, the motte of which was partially destroyed when the railway was built. When a garden was being made below the east front of the Hall in 1923, the surface below the lawn was found to be flagged, probably the remains of the paved bottom of the moat. (3-5)

The Old Hall is now a hotel and has additions to the south-west face making much of the original building. The north-east face appears to be original with timber framing filled with modern
brick above the ground floor. Not outstanding.
Only the south-facing scarp of the motte remains, to a height of 3.4m. The rest of the mound has been destroyed by the railway.

An ornamental duckpond at SJ 59270419 represents the remains of the moat, but it does not retain any moat-like features.
Published survey (25") revised. See ground photographs. (6)

Noted in list of moated sites in Shropshire SJ 592042. Dubious, now destroyed (7).

The Old Hall. C17 with later additions and alterations. Grade II (see list for details) (8).

Listed by Cathcart King. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1928
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Source Number : 3
Source : A history of Shropshire: volume VIII
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Page(s) : 74-5
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Vol(s) : 1968
Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Uriconium 1872 47 (T Wright)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (L F Chitty 19.2.49)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DRB 25-JAN-71
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Source Number : 7
Source : Moated Sites Research Group report
Source details :
Page(s) : 50
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Vol(s) : Jul-80
Source Number : 8
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Dist of Shrewsbury and Atcham 1986 27
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Source Number : 9
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) : 424
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Vol(s) : 2

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Manor House, Motte And Bailey
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 17th century
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 50 SE 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 50 SE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-01-25
End Date : 1971-01-25