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Fragment of wall approximately 30 metres north of Leigh Hall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Worthen with Shelve, Shropshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176421

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257467

Location: Worthen with Shelve, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Worthen with Shelve

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Worthen

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Description

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WORTHEN C.P.
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Fragment of wall approximately 30 metres north of Leigh Hall Farmhouse

GV
II
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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