Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms, Shropshire
Photograph taken July 1996 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: k960341

Stokesay Castle is the finest and best-preserved 13th-century fortified manor house in England. Seen here from the north west, it was fortified by Lawrence de Ludlow, a wool merchant, who died in 1294. It has been altered little over the centuries. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Shropshire Stokesay

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

building manor house fortified crenellation tower defence medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage