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Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse Including Moat Retaining Walls

A Grade I Listed Building in Craven Arms, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4303 / 52°25'49"N

Longitude: -2.8315 / 2°49'53"W

OS Eastings: 343561

OS Northings: 281696

OS Grid: SO435816

Mapcode National: GBR BF.MTW2

Mapcode Global: VH76D.V5YR

Plus Code: 9C4VC5J9+49

Entry Name: Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse Including Moat Retaining Walls

Listing Date: 12 November 1954

Last Amended: 21 June 1996

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460272

Location: Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Craven Arms

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Stokesay

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


1943-1/5/126 Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse
12/11/54 including moat retaining walls
(Formerly Listed as:
Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse)


Manor house. c1391-1400; gatehouse added C17. Great Hall:
sandstone rubble and timber-frame; stone tile roof; spurred
brick ridge stack and paired ashlar ridge stack. Gatehouse:
timber-frame and plaster on rubble base; stone tile roof with
central gable to east; spurred brick ridge stack; stepped
rubble exterior stack with C18 brick chimney to south side.
PLAN: courtyard plan with gatehouse and bridge to east,
enclosed by moat with rubble perimeter walls.
EXTERIOR: Great Hall: with entrance and 3 mullion and transom
2-light windows under advanced gables; solar cross-wings with
hipped roofs; jettied first floor with lattice-glazed mullion
windows to north. Tower to south: polygonal; battlemented and
embrasured parapet.
Gatehouse: 2 storeys and attic; single-window range: 2-light
lattice-glazed casement in altered opening, under stop-moulded
bressumer; 3-light mullion casement to gable, over moulded
bressumer. Central passageway, with studded door to rear,
under enriched 4-centred arch between pilaster-moulded posts;
flanked by 2-light casements, that to left in altered opening;
C20 restored moulded bressumer separates post and panel
framing from chevron-braced panels of first floor, with
spurred quarter bracing to gable; richly carved and
ornamented. Rear: similar, with central moulded mullion and
transom oriel with lattice glazing; 2 studded plank doors;
3-light casement to right.
INTERIOR: in house C17 panelling with carved overmantel;
stop-moulded ceiling beams; fireplaces; squints; staircase.
Gatehouse interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: SO4356281693

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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