Stokesay Castle Park 6605

Stokesay, England, Shropshire

Brief Description

There was a park to the west and south of Stokesay church, which embraced Stokesay Castle.

History

Stokesay Castle is a fortified manor house of the 13th century. In 1577 there was a park west and south of Stokesay church, probably created by the Vernon family. In the 17th century, maps indicate that the park embraced the castle.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open daily from 10 am between April and September. It is open Wednesdays to Sundays in March and October, and Thursdays to Sundays in the winter months.

Features
  • Manor House (featured building)
  • Description: Stokesay Castle is one of the earliest fortified manor houses in the country, with the great hall constructed between 1270 and 1280. The castle is approached through a gatehouse of stone and timber-framing of the late 16th century. The central hall is flanked by two towers, and there is also a solar range with a separate entrance.
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Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open daily from 10 am between April and September. It is open Wednesdays to Sundays in March and October, and Thursdays to Sundays in the winter months.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Craven Arms
History

Period

  • Tudor (1485-1603)
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