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Alberbury Castle, Remains of

A Grade II Listed Building in Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7235 / 52°43'24"N

Longitude: -2.9519 / 2°57'6"W

OS Eastings: 335806

OS Northings: 314403

OS Grid: SJ358144

Mapcode National: GBR B8.1FY3

Mapcode Global: WH8BJ.MTK0

Entry Name: Alberbury Castle, Remains of

Listing Date: 13 June 1958

Last Amended: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175344

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258922

Location: Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Alberbury with Cardeston

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Alberbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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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" inscribed 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: SJ3580614403

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