Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishCleobury Mortimer

Jackson writes 'There is said to have been a castle here.' If this is not Cleobury Mortimer Castle Toot then presumably at or near Mawley Hall (SO688752).

Gatehouse Comments

Mawley was a very small Domesday manor held by a sub-tenant from Ralph Mortimer and for a quarter of a knight's fee in 1240. These farmsteads held for small military service are sometimes marked by a small motte but are not usually called castles in contemporary documents. Mawley Hall is a grade 1 listed house built c1730. The hall is in a Deer Park said to extant before 1552 which means there must have been a precursor to the C18 Hall. At some point in the medieval period the Blount family obtained the manor and presumably built a hall. Was this castellated? It does not appear to have been moated and if crenellated it is likely these were decorative and the building was thin walled and not fortified.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO688752
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  • Jackson, M.J.,1988, Castles of Shropshire (Shrewsbury: Shropshire Libraries) p. 72 (reject)
  • Edwards, E., 1858, Notes on the Castellated Structures of Shropshire p. 28
  • Eyton, R.W., 1857, Antiquities of Shropshire (London: John Russell Smith) Vol. 4 p. 228-9 (tenurial history) online copy