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Latitude: 52.6262 / 52°37'34"N
Longitude: -2.9867 / 2°59'12"W
OS Eastings: 333304
OS Northings: 303612
OS Grid: SJ333036
Mapcode National: GBR B6.7RC8
Mapcode Global: WH8C3.3801
Entry Name: Fragment of wall approximately 30 metres north of Leigh Hall Farmhouse
Listing Date: 14 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1176421
English Heritage Legacy ID: 257467
Location: Worthen with Shelve, Shropshire, SY5
Civil Parish: Worthen with Shelve
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Worthen
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
SJ 30 SW
Fragment of wall approximately 30 metres north of Leigh Hall Farmhouse
Fragment of wall. Probably C14 or C15. Roughly coursed and dressed quartzite and limestone rubble on rough plinth. Approximately 2.5 metres high and 5 metres long with right-angled turn to south west. Forms part of wall which formerly ran around inner edge of rectangular moated house platform, circa 80 x 30 metres. Apart from the upstanding fragment, only the footings of the wall survive, including those of the gatehouse near the present causewayed entrance on the north west side. The moat itself is well preserved on three sides and is water filled.
The site was abandoned in late 1660s, possibly after damage in the Civil War, when the present Leigh Hall Farmhouse (q.v.) was built to replace it. Several stones from the buildings, which formerly occupied the site, have been reused in the boundary wall and farmbuildings (not included) to south-east. Salop County Sites and Monuments record; PRN 1611.
Listing NGR: SJ33304 03612
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