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Eccleshall Castle, Eccleshall

Description: Eccleshall Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 272133

OS Grid Reference: SJ8280129557
OS Grid Coordinates: 382801, 329557
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8632, -2.2569

Location: Eccleshall, Staffordshire ST21 6DF

Locality: Eccleshall
Local Authority: Stafford Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST21 6DF

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

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Listing Text

(west side)
Eccleshall Castle
SJ 8229 19/3 10.1.53

Largely of circa 1695 when the castle, which had been a manor place of the
Bishops of Lichfield for many centuries, was rebuilt by Bishop Lloyd. The
building incorporates fragments of the C14 structure which was largely destroyed
in the Civil War. The fenestration and interior refashioned late C18. Stone
with hipped tile roof and stone stacks; 2 storeys; sash windows; flat stone
string-courses; moulded stone eaves cornice. The main facade has a 3 window
projecting wing at either side, each having a moulded wood pilaster doorcase
with triglyph frieze and modillion cornice. Twelve window elevation to east
and 9 to south. Later brick additions at the rear, which incorporates sandstone
rubble fragments of the C14 building. The interior contains good late C18
moulded plaster ceiling in the large Drawing Room; also contemporary doorcases
and good fireplaces in the 2 Drawing Rooms. Stands back from road in extensive

Listing NGR: SJ8280129557

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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