Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Other/Unknown)

There are uncertain remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil Parish

Unlocated castle mentioned in 1195 Pipe roll. 'Domus' of William de Boterells, near Clun, and therefore probably not Mathrafal. (Hogg and King)

Gatehouse Comments

King favours Newcastle (SO244821) although More (SO339914) has also be suggested. In 1195 William de Botterell received ten marks to help pay for the work of fortifying his house. This was, presumably, a payment for some royal service. It should be noted that the various medieval Latin terms that can be translated as 'fortified' can have other translations, particularly resupply.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
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  • Salter, Mike, 2001 (2edn), The Castles and Moated Mansions of Shropshire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 59
  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 37-8
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 434, 563
  • Renn, D.F., 1973 (2 edn.), Norman Castles of Britain (London: John Baker) p. 240
  • Eyton, R.W., 1858, Antiquities of Shropshire (London: John Russell Smith) Vol. 7 p. 160-1 online copy


  • 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

Primary Sources

  • The Great Roll of the Pipe for the seventh year of the reign of King Richard I Michaelmas 1195 (Pipe Roll Society 44)