Linley Mound, More

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameLinley Mound, More
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishMore

Scheduled Monument: A site variously recorded as a Bronze Age burial mound, a medieval motte (fortified mound - an unlikely interpretation), and a post medieval ice house and summer house.

This is probably the site scheduled as Round barrow S of Linley Hall. Unfortunately, the scheduling maplet rings what appears to be a ring plantation. As a result there is a duplication with SA 1227. PAW comment May 1991.

Linley Mound, motte and tumulus (VCH 1908). An icehouse (Hogg and King 1970). Partly removed to make room for the erection of a summer house. Believed by the bailiff to be an ice-house (OS FI 1973).

Large barrow at Linley Hall scooped out to form an ice house. No record of contents (Wright 1856)

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, as one of less than 10 Ice Houses. (Shropshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

This site has been considered by some writers to be a castle but is rejected as such by Hogg and King as an icehouse. The site was scheduled as a round barrow with an inserted ice house.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO348928
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 72 (reject)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 435 (reject)
  • Wall (after Downham), 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Shropshire Vol. 1 p. 386


  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124
  • Oswald, 1961, Country Life Vol. 130 p. 504
  • Wright, T., 1856, Illustrated London News p. 351-352