Ketley Paddock Mound way-marker 5 Page under construction

From this waymarker you can see to the north of Telford – you might spot the Lilleshall Monument – erected to Earl Gower in 1822. He was also Duke of Sutherland, owner of the Lilleshall estate and the Manor of Ketley, including the land you are standing on!  Most of the older cottages in Red Lake and Potters Bank were owned by the Lilleshall estate. They were sold in the Ketley Estate Sale of 1894 and the Ketley History Group commemorated this event by publishing the details in 2014

 

The banks on both side of the mound have heather growing on them.  This is now a rare habitat, so we are constantly making efforts to help the heather to spread, by cutting back the gorse, strong grasses, hawthorn and some oak branches. We will actually plant gorse in the depression just above this waymarker, which is over the capped mineshaft. To see photos of this mine being capped in 1992 go here. The wildflowers are beginning to spread into the rest of the grasland here.

 

This path leads up to the highest point of the mound. You can access the whole site from here (excluding the canal path area) without encountering steps.  You can separately access the canal from the entrance by the painted bus stop on the Holyhead Road – just up the road from the car park by TACT. There are maps of the site at each entrance

 We'll be adding photos and further information to the way-marker pages in due course. These will be accessible from links in the website or if you're on Paddock Mound try scanning the QR codes on the posts with your smart phone

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