On the edge of Shawbury lies the site of an old medieval moated manor house. This special site, now listed as a scheduled ancient monument is part of a plot owned by the Diocese of Lichfield, ancient glebe lands that once provided the income to pay for the local vicar.
For several years the Diocese through their agent, Michael Watney of Balfours, has been working with the Parish Council to improve this area for the benefit of the residents of Shawbury. The agricultural land was added to the area in Parish Council control. Recently new paths have been created to the additional land to open the area up and the Diocese agreed to help fund these paths by a 5000 donation.