Stokesay Castle :: Shared Description

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.
Links:
EH "Days Out" Page: LinkExternal link
EH Grading listing: LinkExternal link
Pastscape: LinkExternal link
British Listed Buildings: LinkExternal link
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link
by Rob Farrow
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SO4381 : Stokesay Castle by Stephen McKay
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle: the gatehouse by Stephen McKay
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle by Penny Mayes
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle: the hall by Stephen McKay
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle - western range by Rob Farrow
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle - Gatehouse from the tower by Rob Farrow
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle - Gatehouse by Rob Farrow
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle by Penny Mayes
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle - Gatehouse, side view by Rob Farrow
SO4381 : Stokesay Castle by Stephen McKay


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Created: Tue, 28 Feb 2012, Updated: Sat, 21 Apr 2012

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