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Eccleshall Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eccleshall, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8632 / 52°51'47"N

Longitude: -2.2569 / 2°15'24"W

OS Eastings: 382801

OS Northings: 329557

OS Grid: SJ828295

Mapcode National: GBR 15Z.D74

Mapcode Global: WHBDK.99JB

Entry Name: Eccleshall Castle

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 272133

Location: Eccleshall, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST21

County: Staffordshire

District: Stafford

Civil Parish: Eccleshall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Eccleshall Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

ECCLESHALL CASTLE STREET
1.
5373
(west side)
Eccleshall
Eccleshall Castle
SJ 8229 19/3 10.1.53

II*
2.
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
grounds.


Listing NGR: SJ8280129557

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