Chartley Castle

Staffordshire, England

City/Town/Village: Stowe
District: Stafford
County: Staffordshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.854, -1.98555
Postcode: ST18 0LL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)

Owner

Privately Owned

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Chartley Castle is a large and impressive 13th century stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Ranulph Blundeville, earl of Chester. Supported by the motte are the remains of a rare cylindrical keep, with the inner bailey curtain wall still strongly flanked by two huge half-round towers, a twin-towered gatehouse and an angle tower. A strong counterscarp bank and cross-ditch divides the inner and outer baileys, with another ditch and bank encasing the whole castle.

Chartley Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY
1.
2385
SK 02 NW 1/5 15.1.68. Chartley Castle
II*

2.
Ruined. Remains of early Cl3 building within extensive earth-works The
enclosure is quadrangular with the remains of the keep at 1 end on a motte.
At the lower end are 2 massive circular towers with walls about 12
feet thick and filth slit openings. The site is so overgrown that a care-
ful examination is impossible. Mary Queen of Scots-imprisoned here Jan-
Sept, 1586. A.M.


Listing NGR: SK0106928501

Information from British Listed Buildings


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