Longner Hall

Has been described as a Rejected Masonry Castle, and also as a Rejected Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameLongner Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishAtcham

Country house constructed in 1803 on the site of an earlier house. Reputedly the site of C15 castle.

There is in the possession of the present (1893) squire a view of an old stone house (demolished in 1803 see SA 13207 ), surrounded by a moat, Elizabethan in style. It was reproduced by the late Mrs Stackhouse-Acton in her Garrisons of Shropshire (Shropshire Notes and Queries 1893).

The name Moat Wood is marked on the OS 6 (1954) immediately to the NE of Longnor Hall. Within the wood is depicted a narrow, linear, water-filled feature and a pond (OS record card). (Shropshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The C15 house was moated but does not seem to have been castellated in anyway (no curtain wall or battlemented turrets). However it was considered strong enough to be made a royalist garrison in the Civil War.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ528111
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 72 (reject)
  • Pevsner, N., 1958, Buildings of England: Shropshire (London, Penguin) p. 173
  • 1904, Bartholomews Gazetteer of Great Britain p. 520
  • Stackhouse-Acton, Frances, 1868, The Castles and Old Mansions of Shropshire (Shrewsbury) p. 27 online copy


  • Braugh, 1808, Map of Shropshire