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Description: Stourton Castle
Date Listed: 10 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 407320
OS Grid Reference: SO8592284931
OS Grid Coordinates: 385922, 284931
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4621, -2.2086
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KINVER C.P. STOURTON
SO 88 SE
11/102 Stourton Castle (formerly
listed under Bridgenorth Road)
Large house on the site of a medieval castle. The house incorporates
some late Medieval and C16 works but was remodelled and partly rebuilt in
1832-33 in a late Gothic style by James Foster from designs by Sir Robert
Smirke. Red brick; plain tile roofs with shaped gables; brick stacks.
Main front of 1832-3 to the west, incorporating a late Medieval gate tower;
C16 ranges to the north, south and east enclose the other 3 sides of a
formerly open courtyard which was roofed over by Foster. West front:
2 storeys with moulded brick parapet band and plain parapet. 1:3:1 bays;
central range recessed between flanking gabled wings, mullioned and transomed
casements with raised surrounds, windows of central range have small gables
over with psuedo-arrow slits matching those of the wings. Central 3 storey
gate-tower with moulded off-sets and crenellated parapet; rendered and
lined as ashlar; pointed entrance with moulded surround, second storey
window has 2 trefoil-headed lights under a segmental pointed arch. In
the re-entrant angles between central range and flanking wings are diagonally
placed 2-storey bays with parapets and windows of 2 round-headed lights;
the left hand bay has a 4-centred doorway. Interior: totally remodelled
1832-3. Plaster fan vaulted entrance with figure corbels; the courtyard
is now an entrance hall with Tudor-style stone fireplace. V.C.H. Vol. XX (1984),
Listing NGR: SO8592284931
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Source: English Heritage
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