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HER Number (PRN):00322
Name:Priory Tower, Bull Ring (South Side)
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Conservation Area: Much Wenlock
Listed Building (II) 1367552: PRIORY TOWER

Monument Types

  • GATEHOUSE? (13th century to 15th century - 1200 AD to 1499 AD)
  • TOWER (13th century to 15th century - 1200 AD to 1499 AD)
  • PRIORY (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1901 AD)


A 13th century priory tower, and a possible gatehouse, which are protected by Grade II Listing.

Parish:Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ60SW
Grid Reference:SJ 6239 0004

Related records

00331Related to: Fishpond or ornamental pond, Wenlock Priory (Monument)
00309Related to: Priors Lodge, Wenlock Abbey (Monument)
00307Related to: Wenlock Priory (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events: None recorded


C13 Stone rubble. One of the entrance-gate towers of the priory, a tall rectangular plain structure <1>.
A rectangular stone tower of limestone with sandstone door and window jambs. Three storeys high, with door at ground level on the north side and two slit windows above. Originally at west end of a building running eastwards, the gable of which is visible in the East wall of the tower. A ? later doorway opens into the roof of this building from 1st floor of the tower <2>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 00322 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01> Department of the Environment (DoE), 1974-Feb-01, 4th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, p177 (List of Buildings). SSA599.

<02> Burrow Ian, 1976-Aug-20, Visit Notes, 20/08/1976 (Site visit report). SSA1510.

<03> Ordnance Survey, 1978, Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ60SW24 (Card index). SSA1508.

<04> Pevsner Nikolaus, 1958, Buildings of England (Shropshire), p211 (Monograph). SSA110.

<05> Burrow Ian, 1976, Much Wenlock Tower Bullring (Photograph). SSA1509.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 00322.
[01]SSA599 - List of Buildings: Department of the Environment (DoE). 1974-Feb-01. 4th List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Vol 823-0. List volume. p177.
[02]SSA1510 - Site visit report: Burrow Ian. 1976-Aug-20. Visit Notes, 20/08/1976.
[03]SSA1508 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1978. Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ60SW24 . Ordnance Survey record cards. SJ60SW24 .
[04]SSA110 - Monograph: Pevsner Nikolaus. 1958. Buildings of England (Shropshire). Buildings of England. p211.
[05]SSA1509 - Photograph: Burrow Ian. 1976. Much Wenlock Tower Bullring. Colour.
Date Last Edited:Sep 2 2014 11:28AM