Aston Rogers Pond House

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameAston Rogers Pond House
Alternative NamesPound House
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishWorthen With Shelve

Three parts of a round moat surround the "Pond House" at Aston Rogers (VCH)

Pond House, formerly Pound House, appears to be of 15th. C date, and stands within a circular moat on a hillock. The moat was apparently never more than about 0.5m. deep and was used as a mill pond by the adjoining corn mill. A stream occupies the NW side of the moat (F1 MHB 02-MAR-71)

The moat or 'hillock' (possibly a motte) described above was seen as earthworks and mapped from aerial photographs during the Marches Uplands Mapping Project. The moat is sub-oval, 52m by 35m, and is centred at SJ 3424 0657 (CPAT 85-MB-11). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

This site starting as a low building platform type motte later being converted into a more fashionable moat seems entirely possible but does not seem to have been considered by the usual castle studies authorities.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ342065
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  • Wall (after Downham), 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Shropshire Vol. 1 p. 405