Hopton Wafers

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

NameHopton Wafers
Alternative NamesHopton Wafre
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishHopton Wafers

Jackson writes that Hopton Wafers is reputedly the site of a castle.

Gatehouse Comments

He suggests this may be the Woodhouse moat at SO647771. This is recorded as a moat and fishpond of an Austin Friary founded 1250. This foundation does not seem to be based on a defunct manor so this is quite unlikely as the site of a castle (which will have been, most likely, an ordinary manor house, perhaps with some slight defenses, given a castle name because of its administrative and legal function). More likely sites for such a 'castle' would be The Manor at SO637765 or possibly Hopton Court at SO640765 although both of these are recorded as C18 houses in the Shropshire HER. The given map reference is for the parish church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO637765
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 72 (reject)
  • Eyton, R.W., 1857, Antiquities of Shropshire (London: John Russell Smith) Vol. 4 p. 183- (tenurial history) online copy