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Stokesay Castle near Craven Arms in Shropshire is "one of the best-preserved medieval fortified manor houses in England", according to historian Henry Summerson.

The first floor of Stokesay Castle, which formed the original entrance to the South Tower, contains a 17th-century fireplace, reusing the original 13th-century chimney. The beautiful carved fireplace features male and female figures, interspersed with grotesque heads. This room in the private apartments was refashioned in the 17th century into a fine panelled chamber.

Stokesay Castle is managed by English Heritage.


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  • Taken: Sep 24, 2018
  • Uploaded: Oct 15, 2018
  • Updated: Dec 25, 2019