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Fragment of Wall Approximately 30 Metres of Leigh Hall Farmhouse, Worthen with Shelve

Description: Fragment of Wall Approximately 30 Metres of Leigh Hall Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 257467

OS Grid Reference: SJ3330403612
OS Grid Coordinates: 333304, 303612
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6262, -2.9867

Location: B4499, Worthen, Shropshire SY5 0DS

Locality: Worthen with Shelve
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 0DS

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Listing Text

SJ 30 Sl4

5/136 Fragment of wall
- approx. 30m north
of Leigh Hall Farmhouse


Fragment of wall. Probably C14 or C15. Roughly coursed and dressed
quartzite and limestone rubble on rough plinth. Approximately 2.5m
high and 5m long with right-angled turn to south-west. Forms part
of wall which formerly ran around inner edge of rectangular moated
house platform, c.80 x 30m. Apart from the upstanding fragment, only
the footings of the wall survive, including those of the gatehouse
near the present causewayed entrance on the north-west side. The moat
itself is well preserved on 3 sides and is water filled. The site
was abandoned in late 1660s, possibly after damage in the Civil War,
when the present Leigh Hall Farmhouse (q.v.) was built to replace it.
Several stones from the buildings, which formerly occupied the site,
have been reused in the boundary wall and farmbuildings (not included)
to south-east. Salop County Sites and Monuments Record; PRN 1611.

Listing NGR: SJ3330403612

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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