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HER Number (PRN):00693
Name:Dawley Castle
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types


This site represents: a moated site of medieval date, a manor house of medieval date, a moat of medieval date.

Parish:Dawley Hamlets, Telford and Wrekin
Map Sheet:SJ60NE
Grid Reference:SJ 6881 0624

Related records

03861Related to: Dawley Castle Furnaces (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA687 - 1972 field observation by the Ordnance Survey


A patent dated Nov 17 1316 permits William ale Mouton to fortify his mansion of Dailileye with a stone wall and to embattle the same <1a>
There are no extant remains of Dawley castle. OS FI 1972 <1>

During the Civil War the house was garrisoned by Royalists until captured by 1645. By 1762 the site had become a farmstead, and buildings surrounded by the remains of the water-filled moat survived in 1817. All trace of the former house was obliterated in the early C19 by slag heaps from the adjacent Castle furnaces (PRN 03861). <2>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 00693 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01a> Eyton R W, 1854/ 1860, Antiquities of Shropshire, p44 (Monograph). SSA2162.

<01> Ordnance Survey, 1972, Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ60NE2 (Card index). SSA2708.

<02> Baugh G C (ed), 1985, Victoria County History Volume XI: Telford, p24 (Volume). SSA2707.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 00693.
[01a]SSA2162 - Monograph: Eyton R W. 1854/ 1860. Antiquities of Shropshire. p44.
[01]SSA2708 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1972. Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ60NE2. Ordnance Survey record cards. SJ60NE2.
[02]SSA2707 - Volume: Baugh G C (ed). 1985. Victoria County History Volume XI: Telford. Victoria County History of Shropshire. Vol XI. p24.
Date Last Edited:Jul 30 2015 4:42PM