Alberbury Castle ic29328
aerial photograph of Alberbury Castle Shropshire England UK. The castle has been little researched but was probably built in the 13th Century by Fulk Fitz Warin III on the strategically important border between England and Wales which had been the scene of much fighting in the wars between King John and Llewelyn Fawr which cumulated in the fall of Shrewsbury to Llewelyn in 1215. Its likley the castle was constructed shortly after the peace agreement at the treaty of Worcester in 1218 between Llewelyn Fawr and Henry III ( king John having died in 1216 ). Today only parts of the keep remain. Adjacent the castle is the historically interesting church of St Michael & All Angels, Alberbury. Although the church was remodeled in the 18th century, its roots go back to Anglo-Saxon times and is itself a listed building as is the Churchyard cross shown in the image.