Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

RUYTON-XI-TOWNS CASTLE


RUYTON CASTLE
Photo Gregg Archer

There are some ruins of a small stone keep in the churchyard at Ruyton-XI-Towns. The castle originated in the 12th century but was badly damaged in 1203 and 1212. Rebuilt in 1313, it survived only until the end of the century when it was abandoned and the stone used to build St John Baptist Church.


Photo Gregg Archer Photo Gregg Archer

 

Directions
In the centre of Ruyton, on the B4397, midway between Oswestry and Shrewsbury
Church St, Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire SY4 1LG

 



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