Broadward Hall No. 2

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameBroadward Hall No. 2
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishClungunford

A circular tumulus, one foot in height and on higher ground than, and beyond the flood level of the find-spot of the Broadward hoard (SO 37 NE 45). The mound is partially cut away on its' north side by the fence and ditch of an adjoining meadow. It had been reduced to its' present height many years ago, because a very large ash tree, (recently fallen), grew on the present level. Banks suggests that the urn found with the Broadward hoard originated here. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

A very low mound, now lost, near Broadward Hall has been suggested as a motte but is rejected by King. Recorded in PastScape as site of Tumulus. This was mound of very similar size to Broadward Hall motte, although much more eroded, when seen by C19 antiquarians and was considered to be a pre-historic feature. What features, in eroded mounds with silted up ditches, make this one a barrow and the other a motte?

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO390762
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  • Salter, Mike, 2001 (2edn), The Castles and Moated Mansions of Shropshire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 87 (slight)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 435 (Clungunford No. 3) (reject)
  • Wall (after Downham), 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Shropshire Vol. 1 p. 384-5


  • 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
  • Banks, R.W., 1873, 'The Broadward Find' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 28 p. 202-4 online copy
  • Barnwell, E.L., 1873, 'The Broadward Find. – Supplementary Note' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 28 p. 80-3 online copy
  • E.R., 1852, 'The site of the last Battle of Caractacus' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 7 p. 206 (as burial mound) online copy