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Stourton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Kinver, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.4621 / 52°27'43"N

Longitude: -2.2086 / 2°12'31"W

OS Eastings: 385922

OS Northings: 284931

OS Grid: SO859849

Mapcode National: GBR 1BW.LFC

Mapcode Global: VH91G.NCRV

Plus Code: 9C4VFQ6R+VH

Entry Name: Stourton Castle

Listing Date: 10 January 1973

Last Amended: 18 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1232008

English Heritage Legacy ID: 407320

Location: Kinver, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, DY7

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Kinver

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Kinver St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SO 88 SE
11/102 Stourton Castle (formerly
listed under Bridgenorth Road)
Large house on the site of a medieval castle. The house incorporates
some late Medieval and C16 works but was remodelled and partly rebuilt in
1832-33 in a late Gothic style by James Foster from designs by Sir Robert
Smirke. Red brick; plain tile roofs with shaped gables; brick stacks.
Main front of 1832-3 to the west, incorporating a late Medieval gate tower;
C16 ranges to the north, south and east enclose the other 3 sides of a
formerly open courtyard which was roofed over by Foster. West front:
2 storeys with moulded brick parapet band and plain parapet. 1:3:1 bays;
central range recessed between flanking gabled wings, mullioned and transomed
casements with raised surrounds, windows of central range have small gables
over with psuedo-arrow slits matching those of the wings. Central 3 storey
gate-tower with moulded off-sets and crenellated parapet; rendered and
lined as ashlar; pointed entrance with moulded surround, second storey
window has 2 trefoil-headed lights under a segmental pointed arch. In
the re-entrant angles between central range and flanking wings are diagonally
placed 2-storey bays with parapets and windows of 2 round-headed lights;
the left hand bay has a 4-centred doorway. Interior: totally remodelled
1832-3. Plaster fan vaulted entrance with figure corbels; the courtyard
is now an entrance hall with Tudor-style stone fireplace. V.C.H. Vol. XX (1984),
pp. 130-2.

Listing NGR: SO8592284931

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