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HER Number (PRN):05447
Name:Twelfth century town defences, Clun
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Conservation Area: Clun

Monument Types


This site represents: a town defences of medieval date.

Parish:Clun, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO38SW
Grid Reference:SO 3012 8088

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events: None recorded


CMHTS Comment:- There is no documentary evidence for C12 defences but Bond [<2>] suggests that there were C12 earthwork defences. The most likely position for such defences would be in the area of Kid Lane and Bridge Street where they would have formed an outer bailey of the castle protecting the bridge head and market place. It should be noted that while topographical analysis may suggest this area for town defences no other evidence for them exists. Bond [<2>] considers that the C13 stone defences (SA5448) were larger than the earlier ones. Again there seems little evidence for this <1>

Bond's account of town defences <2>

CMHTS Report <3>

<01> Buteux Victoria & Dalwood Hal, 1993/ 1996, CMHTS SMR Records Shropshire: Burford to Clun, Clun 5447 (Record form). SSA19966.

<02> Bond C J, 1987, Anglo Saxon and Medieval Defences, p101 (Article in monograph). SSA11507.

<03> Buteux Victoria et al, 1996, Archaeological Assessment of Clun, Shropshire (CMHTS) (Historic landscape survey report). SSA12069.


[01]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. Clun 5447.
[02]SSA11507 - Article in monograph: Bond C J. 1987. Anglo Saxon and Medieval Defences. Urban Archaeology in Britain (CBA Res Rep 61). Schofield, J & Leech, R. p92-116. p101.
[03]SSA12069 - Historic landscape survey report: Buteux Victoria et al. 1996. Archaeological Assessment of Clun, Shropshire (CMHTS). Hereford & Worcester CAS Rep. Rep 311.
Date Last Edited:Feb 21 2011 10:51AM