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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1076962



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: County of Herefordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Stapleton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Dec-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 149176

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1/37 Stapleton Castle

- II

Ruins of C17 house on site of a medieval castle. Brick and sandstone rubble sections of wall, with one section retaining window openings with brick dressings on two storeys; a further section retains a section of a fireplace. In the C13 the castle belonged to the Say family, and was then acquired by the Mortimers, eventually passing to the Harley family in 1706. It occupies a commanding position over the Lugg River plain. It was inhabited until c1870. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County no 119. (RCHM, Vol III, p 182; Burke's and Savill's Guide to Country Houses, 1980, p 57).

Listing NGR: SO3232765572

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire III North West, (1934), 182
Reid, P, 'Burkes and Savills Guide to Country Houses' in Herefordshire Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire, (1980), 57

National Grid Reference: SO 32327 65572


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