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Stokesay Castle

Brief History of Stokesay Castle

  • 1291: Licence from Edward I to crenelate manor house of Stokesay
  • 1577: Park of red and fallow deer added to Stokesay Castle
  • 1598: Stokesay sold to Sir George Mainwaring for £6,000
  • 1617: Castle sold to Dame Elizabeth Craven and her son William for £13,500
  • 1640: New owner Charles Baldwyn (MP for Ludlow) builds a new gatehouse
  • 1645: Son of Charles, Sir Samuel, oversees siege at Stokesay during Civil War
  • 1706: Unoccupied after death of Samuel's son, Charles Baldwyn
  • 1850: After 150 years as farm building, efforts made to preserve the remains
  • 1908: Allcroft family's restoration complete, open to public
  • 1992: Passes to English Heritage on the death of Lady Magnus Allcroft

Visitor Information Summary

  • Tea rooms on site
  • Closed from November to February
  • Shropshire
  • Sat Nav: SY7 9AH