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posted 12-12-2005 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAS13   Click Here to Email JAS13     Edit/Delete Message
Fordhall is a large ringwork castle discovered in the mid 1970s near Market Drayton in North Shropshire (OS 127 SJ 650326). Does anyone have any details of its origin or history, particularly considering its close location to Tyrley Castle? Thanks, John.

posted 12-13-2005 01:29 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi John
Fordhall Castle is listed in M, Jackson's
Castles of Shropshire, page 25. The site is possibly "Moretoin" mentioned in 1215 or "Matefelun" mentioned in 1195, when William de Botterall was granted permission to fortify a house at Matefelun.

Yours Chris www.castleuk.net
The castle location website.

posted 12-13-2005 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter   Click Here to Email Peter     Edit/Delete Message
Michael Jackson book 'Castles of Shropshire' (printed about the same time as Mike Salters's) also gives some good information on the site. Though about the same in historic details.

posted 12-14-2005 04:54 AM           Edit/Delete Message
There is a short description of the castle here http://homepage.mac.com/philipdavis/English%20sites/3110.html


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