Ludlow town walls, Ludlow - Shropshire (UA)

Medieval town walls in multiple ownership. Historic England has helped to fund a town walls management plan and the repair of substantial sections in local authority ownership. A Town Walls Trust has been established to promote the protection and care of the walls. A major section of wall below the parish church collapsed in spring 2013, Historic England has advised the Town Council on repairs. Issues relating to ownership and liability have now been largely resolved and the Town Council has appointed a consultant Structural Engineer to carry out an options appraisal to inform repair costs.

Ludlow town walls, Ludlow - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Town walls
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1006278
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Defence > Town defences


  • Building Name: Ludlow town walls
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Ludlow
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Ludlow
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Mixed, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 8 grade II, 2 CAs
  • List Entry Number(s): 1006278 and 1219038; 1289747; 1291656; 1202827; 1202825; 1202826; 1219077; 1282007