SO4381 : Stokesay Castle

taken 16 years ago, near to Craven Arms, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Stokesay Castle
Stokesay Castle
This 13th-century fortified manor house with its Jacobean gatehouse lies in the Onny valley just south of Craven Arms.
Stokesay Castle
The splendid Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses extant in Britain. Dating from the end of the C13th it was lived in until the C19th. The charming gatehouse was added in the late C16th or early C17th which is probably also the date of the unusual half-timbered structure attached to the northern end of the old walls. The site including tower, hall, gatehouse and grassed enclosure are encircled by a moat. It is a very attractive building, which was saved by the intervention of glove manufacturer and MP, John Derby Allcroft in 1869 who realised its importance and restored it. It has been in the care of English Heritage since 1992.
Note: The E H listing suggests a date 100 years later (viz 1391-1400) than that given by the other sources (including other EH sites) and I think that it is a mistake in the listing as the earlier date would fit the architecture.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 July, 2003   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 April, 2005
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4357 8166 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.7996N 2:49.8825W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4352 8155
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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