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©  David Thompson

IoE Number: 460272
Location: STOKESAY CASTLE AND GATEHOUSE INCLUDING MOAT RETAINING WALLS,
  CRAVEN ARMS, SOUTH SHROPSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE
Photographer: David Thompson
Date Photographed: 15 September 1999
Date listed: 12 November 1954
Date of last amendment: 21 June 1996
Grade I

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CRAVEN ARMS SO48SW STOKESAY 1943-1/5/126 Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse 12/11/54 including moat retaining walls (Formerly Listed as: STOKESAY STOKESAY Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse) GV I 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.

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