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Stapleton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Stapleton, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.2841 / 52°17'2"N

Longitude: -2.9934 / 2°59'36"W

OS Eastings: 332327

OS Northings: 265572

OS Grid: SO323655

Mapcode National: GBR B6.Y9P0

Mapcode Global: VH76X.2VBC

Entry Name: Stapleton Castle

Listing Date: 17 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1076962

English Heritage Legacy ID: 149176

Location: Stapleton, County of Herefordshire, LD8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Stapleton

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Presteigne with Discoed

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


1/37 Stapleton Castle

- II

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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