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HER Number (PRN):35998
Name:19th century reports of (undated) human remains, N side of churchyard, St Michael's Church, Smethcott
Type of Record:Find Spot
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Type(s):


Numerous human bones, of unspecified date, found in 1838 to the north side of the churchyard.

Parish:Smethcott, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO49NW
Grid Reference:SO 44950 99450

Related records

13378Related to: Church of St Michael and All Angels, Smethcott (Building)
00548Related to: Smethcott Deserted Medieval Village (Monument)
00219Related to: Smethcott Motte and Bailey Castle (Monument)

Associated Finds

  • FSA2740 - HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)

Associated Events: None recorded


(SO 44959945) Human bones in vast quantities were found in 1838 "a little below the northside of the churchyard" close to a castle mound (see [PRN 00219). <1><2>


[01]SSA280 - Map annotation: Chitty Lily F. 1949 ?. Map annotation by OS Correspondent. 1:10560?. L F Chitty 30.3.49.
[02]SSA500 - Monograph: Hartshorne C H. 1841. Salopia Antiqua. p.234.
Date Last Edited:Jun 22 2022 4:12PM