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Description: Stapleton Castle
Date Listed: 17 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 149176
OS Grid Reference: SO3232765572
OS Grid Coordinates: 332327, 265572
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2841, -2.9934
SO 36 NW STAPLETON CP STAPLETON
1/37 Stapleton Castle
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
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Source: English Heritage
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