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N 63 B 5.0K C 12 E Sep 24, 2018 F Oct 15, 2018
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Whenever we stay in Shropshire we try and fit in a visit to Stokesay Castle, surely one of the most impressive medieval buildings in the country. It's a fortified manor house rather than a castle, and dates from the late 13th century. It is situated just to the south of the town of Craven Arms and is looked after by English Heritage.

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N 24 B 2.0K C 4 E Sep 24, 2018 F Oct 15, 2018
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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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N 49 B 2.4K C 2 E Sep 24, 2018 F Oct 15, 2018
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This is the Great Hall and the South Tower of Stokesay Castle in Shropshire. It is a fortified manor house rather than a castle and dates from the late 13th century. It is in the care of English Heritage and is Grade I-listed.

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N 53 B 2.9K C 6 E Sep 24, 2018 F Oct 15, 2018
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Architecturally, Stokesay Castle is "one of the best-preserved medieval fortified manor houses in England", according to historian Henry Summerson. It comprises a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through this 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse. On the right is the Church of St John the Baptist, which is a rare example of the Commonwealth style. It originally dated from around 1150 but was badly damaged in the English Civil War and was subsequently rebuilt.

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N 45 B 2.7K C 12 E Sep 24, 2018 F Oct 7, 2018
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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 castle comprises a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse, which can just be seen on the left. It is managed by English Heritage.

The castle was never intended to be a serious military fortification, but its style was intended to echo the much larger castles being built by Edward I in North Wales. Originally designed as a prestigious, secure, comfortable home, the castle has changed very little since the 13th century, and is a rare, surviving example of a near complete set of medieval buildings.

Source: Wikipedia

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