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Matefelun

In the historic county of Shropshire.
Modern Authority of Shropshire.
1974 county of Shropshire.
Medieval County of Shropshire.

Matefelun has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are uncertain remains.

Description

Unlocated castle mentioned in 1195 Pipe roll. 'Domus' of William de Boterells, near Clun, and therefore probably not Mathrafal. (Hogg and King)

It has been incorrectly suggested that a Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1195 (Click on the date for details of this supposed licence.).

Comments

King favours Newcastle (SO244821) although More (SO339914) has also be suggested. In 1195 William de Botterell received ten marks to help pay for the work of fortifying his house. This was, presumably, a payment for some royal service.
It should be noted that the various medieval Latin terms that can be translated as 'fortified' can have other translations, particularly resupply.
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