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HER Number (PRN):02979
Name:Moated site, Pound House, Aston Rogers
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Type(s):

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)
  • MOATED SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)


Earthwork remains of a moated site of medieval date.

Parish:Worthen with Shelve, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ30NW
Grid Reference:SJ 3422 0654

Related records

13718Related to: Disused mill approximately 20m W of Pond House Farmhouse, Aston Rogers (Building)
13716Related to: Pond House Farmhouse, Aston Rogers (Building)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA2741 - 1971 field observation by the Ordnance Survey
  • ESA2742 - 1981 field observation by Shropshire County Council
  • ESA8171 - 2017 WB on excavations for a new garage at The Pound House, Aston Rogers by Castlering Archaeology (Ref: 16/04781/FUL)


Three parts of a round moat surround Pound House at Aston Rogers <1a>

Pound House (PRN 13716), a timber framed building of C15 date, stands within a circular moat on a hillock. The moat was apparently never more than c 50cm deep and was used as a mill pond by the adjoining mill (PRN 13718).A stream occupies the NW side of the moat. OS FI 1971 <1>

As described by the OS. M Watson FI 1981 <2>

Earthworks visible on LiDAR imagery. <5>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Low score as one of 133 Moated sites. <6>

The mound on which Pound House sits may possibly be the remains of an earlier motte or ringwork castle. A watching brief was undertaken in 2017 on the groundworks for a new garage to the NE of Pound House. The new garage was constructed on the north-eastern side of the mound, within the projected extents of the oval moat, and on a slightly larger footprint to that of the former post-war garage. The shallow excavations only revealed a brick built building, possibly a pig sty of early 20th century date. ->

-> No evidence of a cut for the northern sector of the moat was revealed and the few sherds of pottery recovered comprised one sherd of slipware and two sherds of stoneware, together with late 19th / early 20th century tablewares. <7>

Pond House, formerly Pound House, appears to be of 15th. C date (see G.P.), and stands within a circular moat on a hillock. The moat was apparently never more than about 0.5m. deep and was used as a mill pond by the adjoining corn mill. A stream occupies the NW side of the moat. Published survey 25" revised. See ground photo. <8>

The moat or `hillock' (possibly a motte) described above was seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs during the Marches Uplands Mapping Project. The moat is sub-oval, 52m by 35m, and is centred at SJ 3424 0657. CPAT 85-MB-11 XX-XXX-1985. <9>


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 02979.
[01a]SSA178 - Volume: Victoria County History. 1908. Victoria County History 1. Victoria County History of Shropshire. Vol 1. p405.
[01]SSA7894 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1971. Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ30NW3. Ordnance Survey record cards. SJ30NW3.
[02]SSA7895 - Site visit report: Watson Michael D. 1981. Visit Notes, 1981.
[03]SSA18737 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1985-Mar-12. CPAT 85/MB/0011. Black and White. Medium.
[04]SSA12942 - Photograph: Anon. 1982-Sep. Earthworks Adj To Moathouse, Aston Rogers. Black and white. 35mm.
[05]SSA24735 - Geospatial data: Environment Agency. 2014. LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Hillshade Model.
[06]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
[07]SSA29339 - Watching brief report: Frost Pat. 2017. Excavations for a new garage at The Pound House, Aston Rogers, Shropshire: archaeological watching brief. Castlering Archaeol Rep. 596.
[08]SSA31554 - Site visit report: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. Various. NRHE: Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. F1 MHB 02-MAR-71.
[09]SSA31570 - COLLECTION: Historic England. 1993-1994. NRHE: RCHME: Marches Uplands NMP. MU.23.4.
Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2021 9:54AM