Stafford Castle

Staffordshire, England

City/Town/Village: Derrington
District: Stafford
County: Staffordshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7973, -2.14679
Postcode: ST16 1DJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)

Owner

Stafford Borough Council

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Derrington
Stafford Castle is a Norman stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Robert de Toeni. Built on a high ridge, Ralph Stafford founded the stone castle when King Edward III granted him a licence to crenellate. Crowning the motte are the remains of a massive hall-keep of 1348, rectangular in shape with octagonal corner towers. After the Civil War, the slighted remains were given an extensive 19th century Gothic reconstruction, with medieval stonework still to be seen in the south wall and the north-east tower. Dropping down the hillside are the earthworks of two large and impressive baileys, with the foundations of ranges of buildings.

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