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Alberbury Castle, Remains of, Alberbury with Cardeston

Description: Alberbury Castle, Remains of

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 258922

OS Grid Reference: SJ3580114400
OS Grid Coordinates: 335801, 314400
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7234, -2.9520

Locality: Alberbury with Cardeston
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 9AH

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Listing Text

12/17 Alberbury Castle, remains
13.6.58 of [formerly listed as
Fitzwarine Tower
(Alberbury Castle)]


Castle, remains of. Probably early C13, for Fulk Fitz Warin (III).
Coursed Alberbury breccia with red sandstone dressings and evidence of
former limewashing. Remains of 2-storey keep to south-west (probably
formerly with first-floor hall) and irregularly-shaped bailey to north-east
bounded by wall approximately 175 metres long, 3 metres high, and one metre
wide. Keep: very ruinous, with remains of internal first-floor cill
string; round- and pointed-arched openings. Walling: battered lower
stages with remains of diagonal buttress to north-west and section of
chamfered plinth to west; C19 doorway to churchyard at the north-east
corner with pointed chamfered arch and nail-studded boarded door with
strap hinges; pointed-arched doorway to east with boarded door, round
rear-arch with rounded reveals and "1646" inscibed on tympanum; C19
doorway to west with moulded pointed arch and boarded door. Ralph the Fat
is the first recorded tenant of the Manor of Alberbury. Fulk Fitz Warin (I)
probably succeeded him. The castle forms part of a close group in the
village centre with the church (qv) and the garden walls adjoining to the
south (qv). County A.M. No.18. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, pp. 195-6; County
S.M.R., no. 270

Listing NGR: SJ3580114400

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Source: English Heritage

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