Alberbury Castle, Alberbury, Alberbury with Cardeston - Shropshire (UA)

The masonry remains of this C13 castle tower keep are rapidly eroding, heavily colonised by ivy and assorted vegetation and undermined by burrowing animals. A survey was commissioned by Historic England in 2013 as a basis for designing a programme of urgent repair works for discussion with the owner. Subsequent discussions with the Loton Park Estate in 2018 to find a way forward to consolidate and repair the ruin and make it safe and accessible to the public have stalled.

Alberbury Castle, Alberbury, Alberbury with Cardeston - Shropshire (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Alberbury Castle: tower keep castle 70m south west of the Church of St Michael and All Angels
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1020662
    Local Planning Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Alberbury Castle
    Locality:
    Alberbury
    Unitary Authority:
    Shropshire (UA)
    Parish:
    Alberbury with Cardeston
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Shrewsbury and Atcham
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II, CA
    List Entry Number(s):
    1020662 and 1175344