SO4381 : Stokesay Castle - western range

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

Stokesay Castle - western range
Stokesay Castle - western range
This view down the western range of Stokesay Castle shows the fine old C13th walls and interesting C16/17th half-timbered addition. Between the wire fence and the walls is the moat which encircles the entire site.
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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EH "Days Out" Page: LinkExternal link
EH Grading listing: LinkExternal link
Pastscape: LinkExternal link
British Listed Buildings: LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 May, 2003   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 28 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 435 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:25.8211N 2:49.9005W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 435 817
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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