Shropshire: Long Barrow

Soulton Hall is an historic estate that has enjoyed continuous occupancy since before the Norman conquest. To Sacred Stones this heritage communicates more than a lesson in English history but very real evidence at how significant a home and community its been for so many.

From the Bronze Age ring-ditch and barrows on the farm to the Norman mote and bailey castle the landscape is steeped in precious English heritage.It is here, together with Tim Ashton and his family Sacred Stones has plans to build a long barrow.

soulton_barrow_atrisits_impression.jpgArtists Impression of the Long Barrow

The criteria for choosing a site is detailed and complex. Essentially we need to ensure that both the owners and land chosen will serve community for generations to come. The sense of ‘guardianship’ is palpable on the farm as Tim together with his parents John and Ann strive to farm in an incredibly sensitive manner. Electing to farm with limited disruption to the soil and natural environment it is apparent that the Ashton family are model Guardians, not just as custodians of the immediate landscape but also the community it has served, and will continue to serve.

The site selected sits to the north of the main hall. Set between two natural ponds each surrounded by trees. The unencumbered 360 degree vista of the Shropshire landscape is magical, notably with fine views of Hawksonte Hill.

Further details of the long barrow design will be available soon. If you would like to be kept update please let us know by emailing your interest to :





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