Wattlesborough Castle (uninhabited parts), Alberbury with Cardeston - Shropshire (UA)

Remains of a large square tower of the castle, now without a roof. Probably late C13 for Sir Robert Corbet. The wall heads are particularly vulnerable; some blocks of masonry have fallen from high level. The owner is considering consolidation and re-roofing for domestic use.

Wattlesborough Castle (uninhabited parts), Alberbury with Cardeston - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Wattlesborough Castle (uninhabited parts)
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006285
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


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

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • 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 I
  • List Entry Number(s): 1006285 and 1366883