Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Sum awarded: £6,970

This is the third project the Trust has funded on this important castle of the Welsh Marches and is an excavation of the motte top. The first two excavations in the inner bailey discovered that the original inner bailey was a lot smaller than it is today with little room for any substantial buildings, especially the royal hall.

This leaves only the motte and the aim is to understand the structural sequence and assess the character and the status of the buildings there: specifically to identify the royal hall known to be present during the Middle Ages.

Image 1: Shrewsbury Motte Top copyright Nigel-Baker
Image 2: Shrewsbury castle aerial shot copyright Shropshire Council