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Remains of Clun Castle, Clun

Description: Remains of Clun Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 257157

OS Grid Reference: SO2983880978
OS Grid Coordinates: 329838, 280978
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4223, -3.0331

Location: 5 Castle Street, Clun, Shropshire SY7 8JU

Locality: Clun
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 8JU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Clun Castle: a Motte and Bailey Castle and Formal Garden Earthworks, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(West side)

14/62 Remains of Clun Castle
1.12.51 (Formerly listed as remains
of Clun Castle and Gatehouse)


Castle, remains of. 1090-1110 with C13 additions by the Fitzallans.
Coursed limestone rubble with roughly squared facing and sandstone
ashlar dressings. Extensive earthworks with motte to West and 3
baileys to East; the ruins stand on the motte with the keep to the
North, pair of Cl3 semi-circular curtain wall towers to West and fragment
of wall to South. Keep: walls remaining to North, West and East,
basement and 3 storeys; wide clasping buttresses and battered basement
to North; scattered round-arched openings on each floor. Towers:
fragments of semi-circular towers, that to the South with 2 dressed
stone arches in the North side. Small fragment of curtain wall to
South. The castle was built in conjunction with the planned town
laid out to the East; it stands high up in a loop of the River Clun
near its confluence with the River Unk (incorrectly called the Urk in
the Ancient Monument description) and the strategic significance of
the site is easily appreciated in vistas from the surrounding hills and
especially from the Clun valley to the West. A.M. County No. 3.

Listing NGR: SO2983880978

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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