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HER Number (PRN):04330
Name:Possible motte south of Meadowtown
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types

Summary

A possible motte of probable medieval date; it could potentially be of natural origin.

Parish:Worthen with Shelve, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ30SW
Grid Reference:SJ 3112 0088

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events: None recorded

Description

Initially noted by MD Watson from place name evidence. Subsequently viewed and photographed from the air <1>

A mound and scarp were visible but a visit is necessary to confirm whether these features are natural or man made <?>

Three fields in this area on the tithe map refer to a moat - Little Moat, Big Moat and Far Moat. Not noted on 1st edition Ordnance Survey 25-inch mapping. <2><3>

The central infilled pond may represent the most likely candidate for the remnants of the moated island, with the subtle/denuded earthwork remains of a mound and scarp visible both on oblique <1> and vertical aerial photographs. <4>

No major earthwork traces are visible of this site on LiDAR imagery, except for possible quarrying to the E. <5>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Medium score as one of 43 Motte castles. <6>


<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, SMR Sheets Collection, SMR Sheet for PRN SA 04330 (Card index). SSA20723.


<01> Musson Chris R, 1987-Dec-13, CPAT 87/MB/1269 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA19226.


<02> Shropshire Archives, 2003, Collection of Scanned copies of the Foxall Tithe Award Map Transcriptions (Map). SSA22368.


<03> Ordnance Survey, c1873- 1885, OS County Series 1:2500 maps (1st edition) - digital dataset (Map). SSA24273.


<04> Getmapping plc, 2012, Get Mapping Digital Aerial Photographic 25cm Resolution Data Set for Shropshire (Current) (Vertical aerial photograph). SSA24179.


<05> Environment Agency, 2014, LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Hillshade Model (Stiperstones and Corndon LPS) (Geospatial data). SSA27397.


<06> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.

Sources

[00]SSA20723 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. SMR Sheets Collection. SMR record sheets. SMR Sheet for PRN SA 04330.
[01]SSA19226 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1987-Dec-13. CPAT 87/MB/1269. Black and White. Medium.
[02]SSA22368 - Map: Shropshire Archives. 2003. Collection of Scanned copies of the Foxall Tithe Award Map Transcriptions. Foxall map transcripts. 1:10560.
[03]SSA24273 - Map: Ordnance Survey. c1873- 1885. OS County Series 1:2500 maps (1st edition) - digital dataset. OS County Series.
[04]SSA24179 - Vertical aerial photograph: Getmapping plc. 2012. Get Mapping Digital Aerial Photographic 25cm Resolution Data Set for Shropshire (Current). Colour. ECW. 1:2500.
[05]SSA27397 - Geospatial data: Environment Agency. 2014. LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) Hillshade Model (Stiperstones and Corndon LPS). Stiperstones and Corndon LPS.
[06]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2019 9:12AM