DiCamillo Companion
England

Alton Castle (The Castle)

  • 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.

  • Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

    Date: 1847
    Designed: Rebuilt House for Earl of Shrewsbury

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  • Country Life: CXXVIII, 1226, 1960.

  • Title: Glory of the English House, The
    Author: Esher, Lionel
    Year Published: 1997
    Reference: pg. 154
    Publisher: London: Barrie & Jenkins
    ISBN: 0752904434
    Book Type: Hardback

  • 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

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01538-703-224

    Fax: 01538-703-613

    Email: events@kenelmyouthtrust.org.uk

    Website: http://www.altoncastle.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No