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HER Number (PRN):01864
Name:Mound at Linley Hall
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006254: Title not entered

Monument Types

  • ROUND BARROW? (Bronze Age - 2600 BC to 700 BC)
  • ICEHOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1901 AD)
  • SUMMERHOUSE (Early 18th century to Late 19th century - 1700 AD to 1899 AD)


Scheduled Monument: A site variously recorded as a Bronze Age burial mound, a medieval motte (fortified mound - an unlikely interpretation), and a post medieval ice house and summer house.

Parish:More, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO39SW
Grid Reference:SO 3478 9287

Related records

13622Related to: Nantiago, Llanfair Waterdine (Building)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA2393 - 1973 field observation by the Ordnance Survey
  • ESA4785 - 1992-2000 Summary Condition Survey of SAMs in the Shropshire Hills Environmentally Sensitive Area by English Heritage


This is probably the site scheduled as Round barrow S of Linley Hall. Unfortunately, the scheduling maplet rings what appears to be a ring plantation. As a result there is a duplication with SA 1227. PAW comment May 1991.

Linley Mound, motte and tumulus <1a>
An icehouse <1b>
Partly removed to make room for the erection of a summer house. Believed by the bailiff to be an ice-house. OS FI 1973 <1>

Large barrow at Linley Hall scooped out to form an ice house. No record of contents <2>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, as one of less than 10 Ice Houses <3>

Situated 275m SE of the Hall, the ice house stands near the lake, the source of ice. The domed structure c.1853 is of brick and extends 1.8m below ground. Now used as a changing room for bathers, the ice house has been given a 'temple' frontage after the removal of the W facing passage (1981/3). <4>

Visited during a condition survey by the English Heritage Field Monument Warden, in 1999. Condition recorded as generally satisfactory. <5>

It is possible after all that the mound into which the ice house was built could have been a motte: LiDAR imagery shows faint earthworks to the SE & S of the mound that might be traces of a bailey. Linley was part of the Bishop of Hereford's manor of Lydbury North at Domesday.

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 01864 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01> Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Record Card SO39SW(M)-1 (Card index). SSA6422.

<01a> Victoria County History, 1908, Victoria County History 1, p386, p411 (Volume). SSA178.

<01b> Hogg A H A & King D J C, 1970, Castles in Wales and the Marches: additions and corrections, p121 (Article in serial). SSA720.

<02> Wright T, 1856-Oct-04, Article in the Illustrated London News, p351-352 (Newspaper article). SSA5010.

<03> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.

<04> Jarrett B, 2009, Shropshire Ice Houses Gazetteer, p. 43 (Article in serial). SSA24009.

<05> Leigh Judith, 2001, Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the Shropshire Hills ESA: Brief Condition Survey (Field survey report). SSA20802.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 01864.
[01a]SSA178 - Volume: Victoria County History. 1908. Victoria County History 1. Victoria County History of Shropshire. Vol 1. p386, p411.
[01]SSA6422 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Record Card SO39SW(M)-1. Ordnance Survey record cards. SO39SWM1 .
[01b]SSA720 - Article in serial: Hogg A H A & King D J C. 1970. Castles in Wales and the Marches: additions and corrections. Archaeologia Cambrensis. Vol 119. p119-124. p121.
[02]SSA5010 - Newspaper article: Wright T. 1856-Oct-04. Article in the Illustrated London News. Illus London News. Supplement. p351-352.
[03]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
[04]SSA24009 - Article in serial: Jarrett B. 2009. Shropshire Ice Houses Gazetteer. Trans Shropshire Archaeol Hist Soc. 84. 34-50. p. 43.
[05]SSA20802 - Field survey report: Leigh Judith. 2001. Scheduled Ancient Monuments in the Shropshire Hills ESA: Brief Condition Survey.
Date Last Edited:Feb 5 2016 3:50PM