House & Family History: Alton Castle was a ruin when the Earl of Shrewsbury engaged A.W. Pugin to rebuild it on an ancient outcropping of rock in the mid-19th century. In September 1996 Alton Castle opened as a residential youth center operated by the Catholic Church.
Country Life: CXXVIII, 1226, 1960.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Charles John Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury, 19th Earl of Waterford, and 4th Earl Talbot, mid-19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit
Primary Current Ownership Use: Other
Ownership Details: Today Alton Castle Catholic Youth Retreat Centre