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HER Number (PRN):00832
Name:Mound c175m east of Longnor Hall
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types

  • MOTTE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)
  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1540 AD?)


A mound of uncertain function, possibly too small to be a medieval motte (earthwork castle), which stands in the grounds of Longnor Hall

Parish:Longnor, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ40SE
Grid Reference:SJ 4877 0036

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA5789 - 1999 site visit by English Heritage MPP Fieldworker
  • ESA823 - 1979 field observation
  • ESA824 - 1981 field observation by Shropshire County Council


Moat marked on OS map by Chitty <1a>

A small oval shaped mound c6m in diameter and up to 1.8m high. There is a ditch on the N side and slight traces of one on the east side. Unclear as to whether or not this is an antiquity-It could be a landscaping feature. It is certainly not a moated site as suggested by Chitty. It is most closely akin to a motte in form and also in its defensive siting and proximity to the church <3>

Site of the Manor House of Longnor? <4>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Medium score as one of 43 Motte castles <5>

A roughly circular earthen mound about 11m in diameter and standing to a height of 1.5m situated on a gentle north west facing slope occupying a slightly elevated position above the flood plain of the Cound Brook. The western part of the mound is degraded, there is modern disturbance to the eastern part, and from a depression in the top it would appear that the mound has been dug into at some time in the past. There is no visible indication of an encircling ditch. The mound lies within the deer park of Longnor Hall, a late 17th century mansion, and close to St Mary's Church, built in the late 13th century. The function of this mound is not certain. However, its size would suggest it is unlikely to have been constructed as a motte <6>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 00832 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01a> Chitty Lily F, Map annotation by OS Correspondent (Map annotation). SSA10799.

<01> Ordnance Survey, 1977, Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ40SE10 (Card index). SSA3093.

<02> Richards M, 1979, Site Visit Form (Field recording form). SSA3094.

<03> Watson Michael D, 1981-Mar-24, Site Visit Form, 24/03/1981 (Field recording form). SSA3095.

<04> Barker Philip A, 1959, Article in Shropshire Newsletter (Article in serial). SSA2871.

<05> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.

<06> Reid Malcolm L, 1999-Sep-07, MPP Non-Scheduling Alternative Action Report [07/09/1999] (Alternative Action Report). SSA21985.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 00832.
[01a]SSA10799 - Map annotation: Chitty Lily F. Map annotation by OS Correspondent.
[01]SSA3093 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1977. Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ40SE10 . Ordnance Survey record cards. SJ40SE10 .
[02]SSA3094 - Field recording form: Richards M. 1979. Site Visit Form. SMR site visit form.
[03]SSA3095 - Field recording form: Watson Michael D. 1981-Mar-24. Site Visit Form, 24/03/1981. SMR site visit form.
[04]SSA2871 - Article in serial: Barker Philip A. 1959. Article in Shropshire Newsletter. Shropshire Newsl. No 7. p1.
[05]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
[06]SSA21985 - Alternative Action Report: Reid Malcolm L. 1999-Sep-07. MPP Non-Scheduling Alternative Action Report [07/09/1999].
Date Last Edited:Oct 27 2011 12:09PM