© David Thompson
STOKESAY CASTLE AND GATEHOUSE INCLUDING MOAT RETAINING WALLS,
CRAVEN ARMS, SOUTH SHROPSHIRE, SHROPSHIRE
15 September 1999
12 November 1954
Date of last amendment:
21 June 1996
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1943-1/5/126 Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse
12/11/54 including moat retaining walls
(Formerly Listed as:
Stokesay Castle and Gatehouse)
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
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.