Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Stokesay Castle Shropshire

Stokesay Castle is a fortified manor house in Stokesay, Shropshire. It was built in the late 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, then the leading wool merchant.  It is one of the best-preserved medieval fortified manor houses in England.  The wool merchant intended it to be a private house and also a means of generating income as a commercial estate. Laurence's descendants continued to own the castle until the 16th century, when it passed through various private owners. By the time of the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1641, Stokesay was owned by William Craven, the first Earl of Craven and a supporter of King Charles I. 

I was travelling back from Ludlow and it was such a lovely evening I stopped by the castle with my camera,  Here are a few evening shots. The scent in the garden was wonderful.



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