Map B: Lightmoor & Dawley

Dawley Castle Site

Summary

 

 

Site of Dawley Castle and Castle Furnace

Site of Dawley Castle and Castle Furnace

Records suggest that a fortified manor house dating from 1316 was built on this site close to a medieval settlement.

 

The castle was known to have seen action during the English Civil war when in 1645 it was captured by the Parliamentarians from the Royalists. There is a suggestion that the Castle was burnt by the Royalist Garrison when it could no longer hold out.

 

Whatever the truth, it was ordered to be pulled down in 1648 and today there is nothing to show where it was.

 

Although its exact location is unknown it can only be assumed that the Castle Pools and the Dawley Castle Ironworks (1810-1883) owe their names to their close proximity to the Castle.

 


 

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