Upper Brompton Farm mound

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are uncertain remains

NameUpper Brompton Farm mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishBerrington

A large mound or small motte at Upper Brompton immediately N of the lane from Cronkhill. Rising steeply up to 2.0m on the S and W sides, but very gently on the E and N, this may be the site of one of the lost medieval farmsteads at Brompton, possibly the Manor Farm. Surmounted by a grove of old chestnuts, it is clearly not a modern feature and having a healthy growth of nettles, suggesting human occupation. The top is nearly flat but there is no evidence in the form of surrounding ditches that it was actually defensive. Fields immediately to the N, W and S bear the names Town Meadow, Big Townsend and Little Townsend, respectively. Documentary evidence suggests abandonment by c.1760 (National Trust HBSMR)

Gatehouse Comments

Near site of DMV. Possibly recorded within the Shropshire HER record for the Deserted settlement of Brompton. Does not appear to be in the online NMR. Nothing obvious on air photo, but probable location under trees. Can be seen on Google Street view. Location seems unlikely for a motte.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ545078
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  • Gaydon, A.T .(ed), 1968, VCH Shropshire Vol. 8 Condover and Ford Hundreds Berrington Parish.


  • Page, P., 1977, Deserted Villages in Shropshire Site list no. 9