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HER Number (PRN):03051
Name:Mound or platform within the medieval garden remains W of Clun Castle
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011021: Clun Castle

Monument Types

  • HUT? (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1901 AD?)

Summary

Scheduled Monument: A sub-circular mound or platform 14m in diameter The central portion of this is hollowed to a depth of 0.2m and it may represent the site of a building within the medieval Garden earthworks (PRN 07784) west of Clun Castle.

Parish:Clun, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO28SE
Grid Reference:SO 2973 8088

Related records

07784Part of: Formal Garden Remains West of Clun Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA2796 - 1973 field observation by the Ordnance Survey
  • ESA2797 - 1976 field observation by the Ordnance Survey
  • ESA2798 - Excavation before 1966 of a circular ring of masonry at Clun Castle

Description

SO29768082 A circular ring of masonry was dug out from here. Possibly connected with the Castle <1.1>
At SO 29748087 a sub-circular bank with diameters of 8m and 10m rises 0.6m above the flood plain of the River Clun. The interior, 4m in diameter, is 0.3m deep. Whatever its purpose it seems unlikely to have any direct connection with the castle. OS FI 1973 <1>
Section across wall of hut used by the fishkeeper and gardens. Also shows hearth and stone slab seat 4ft x 3ft <1.2>

[Describing PRN 07784] . About 90 m south of the canal-like feature is a sub-circular bank c. 10 m in diameter and with a sunken interior c. 4 m in diameter. Reputedly these are the remains of a stone hut, used by the keeper of the fishponds and gardens. <3>

Scheduling of Clun Castle revised in 1995. Relevant part of Scheduling description, within that part relating to PRN 07784: ->

-> A sub-circular mound or platform 14m in diameter and up to 0.5m high. The central portion of this is hollowed to a depth of 0.2m and may represent the site of a building. <4>

Clearly visible as an earthwork feature on LiDAR imagery. <8>


<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 03051 (Card index). SSA20722.


<01> Ordnance Survey, 1977, Ordnance Survey Record Card SO28SE35 (Card index). SSA8004.


<01.1> Bird A J, 1966, Map annotation by OS Correspondent (Map annotation). SSA10941.


<01.2> Ordnance Survey, 1977, Note of Caption ( or description of) Photograph in Clun Museum (Annotation). SSA8006.


<02> Cambridge University Collection of Air Photos (CUCAP), 1968-Apr-12, CUCAP AUB33 to AUB34 (2 Photos) (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA17210.


<03> Stamper Paul A, 1996, Historic Parks and Gardens in Shropshire - A Compendium of Site Reports Compiled 1994 - 1997 (Field survey report). SSA10287.


<04> English Heritage, 1995, Scheduling Papers (Revised Scheduling, 09/10/1995) (Scheduled Monument notification). SSA8007.


<05> Musson Chris R, 1989, CPAT 89/MB/0546 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA17217.


<06> Musson Chris R, 1986-Jul-12, CPAT 86/MB/0693 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA18747.


<07> Musson Chris R, 1996-Jul-24, CPAT 96/MB/0313 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA21552.


<08> Environment Agency, LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Digital Terrain Model (2m) (Geospatial data). SSA24737.

Sources

[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 03051.
[01]SSA8004 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1977. Ordnance Survey Record Card SO28SE35 . Ordnance Survey record cards. SO28SE35 .
[01.1]SSA10941 - Map annotation: Bird A J. 1966. Map annotation by OS Correspondent.
[01.2]SSA8006 - Annotation: Ordnance Survey. 1977. Note of Caption ( or description of) Photograph in Clun Museum.
[02]SSA17210 - Oblique aerial photograph: Cambridge University Collection of Air Photos (CUCAP). 1968-Apr-12. CUCAP AUB33 to AUB34 (2 Photos). Black and white.
[03]SSA10287 - Field survey report: Stamper Paul A. 1996. Historic Parks and Gardens in Shropshire - A Compendium of Site Reports Compiled 1994 - 1997. Archaeology Service reports. 55.
[04]SSA8007 - Scheduled Monument notification: English Heritage. 1995. Scheduling Papers (Revised Scheduling, 09/10/1995).
[05]SSA17217 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1989. CPAT 89/MB/0546.
[06]SSA18747 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1986-Jul-12. CPAT 86/MB/0693. Black and White. Medium.
[07]SSA21552 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1996-Jul-24. CPAT 96/MB/0313. Black and White. Medium.
[08]SSA24737 - Geospatial data: Environment Agency. LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Digital Terrain Model (2m).
Date Last Edited:Nov 23 2015 3:30PM