REMAINS OF CLUN CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1295475
Date first listed:
01-Dec-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
05-Jun-1985
Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF CLUN CASTLE, CASTLE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF CLUN CASTLE, CASTLE STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Clun
National Grid Reference:
SO 29838 80978

Details

SO 2800-2980 CLUN C.P. CASTLE STREET (West side)

14/62 Remains of Clun Castle 1.12.51 (Formerly listed as remains of Clun Castle and Gatehouse)

GV I

Castle, remains of. 1090-1110 with C13 additions by the Fitzallans. Coursed limestone rubble with roughly squared facing and sandstone ashlar dressings. Extensive earthworks with motte to West and 3 baileys to East; the ruins stand on the motte with the keep to the North, pair of Cl3 semi-circular curtain wall towers to West and fragment of wall to South. Keep: walls remaining to North, West and East, basement and 3 storeys; wide clasping buttresses and battered basement to North; scattered round-arched openings on each floor. Towers: fragments of semi-circular towers, that to the South with 2 dressed stone arches in the North side. Small fragment of curtain wall to South. The castle was built in conjunction with the planned town laid out to the East; it stands high up in a loop of the River Clun near its confluence with the River Unk (incorrectly called the Urk in the Ancient Monument description) and the strategic significance of the site is easily appreciated in vistas from the surrounding hills and especially from the Clun valley to the West. A.M. County No. 3.

Listing NGR: SO2983880978

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
257157
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/15984/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Summers. Source Historic England Archive
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