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. Negotiations with the Estate land agent to find a way to consolidate the ruin and make it safe and accessible are in progress.

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


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