The Garrisons Of Shropshire, During The Civil War, 1642-48

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... No notice of Buildwas as a Garrison has been met with, except that its name appears in the "Perfect Occurrences of Parliament," of August, 1645, as a place that had been lost to the King at that time. Like other points on the Severn it was an object to either party, as commanding the river, and at Buildwas was a Bridge, on which on the first outbreak of the War, James Lacon, of West Coppice, had received orders to employ men to erect a turnstile armed with spikes, to prevent the passage of horse. The site of the Abbey was granted at the dissolution of the Monasteries, to Edward Grey, Lord Powis who made the Prior's House his residence. His son sold it in 1617, to Lord Ellesmere, the Father of the Duke of Bridgewater, who was its owner at the time it was a Garrison, and in 1648, it was purchased from him by Sir William Acton, a younger brother of Sir Edward Acton, of Aldenham. The Old Bridge was taken down in 1690. Broncroft ©astle. Little is known of the origin of this Castle. Leland calls it " a very goodly "place like a Castle, longing to the Earl of Shrewsberie, and standith on Clee "Hill. Its present appearance is that of a Farm House. It had been made a Garrison for the King, but the soldiers had quitted it before June, 1645, when "there was a draine out of Shrewsbury Garrison, 500 foote and 300 horse, "part of Captain Mackworth's and Captain Lloyd's regiments, both of them "marched along in the service; our forces marched within 5 miles of Ludlow, "the design being to reduce that part of the country, and to secure it by placing "some Garrisons there, to block up Ludlow; with a party of horse they viewed (t Howgate, and Braincroft Castles, both of which the enemie had much "demolished; notwithstanding, they placed the Lord Calvine, in Braincroft...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867. Excerpt: ... No notice of Buildwas as a Garrison has been met with, except that its name appears in the "Perfect Occurrences of Parliament,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217890091

ISBN - 13:9780217890090

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