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Stourton Castle (Stoweton Castle)

  • Earlier Houses: The first house here was a circa 1184 hunting lodge in the Kinver Forest, which was replaced by a 1446 moated house; this house was demolished after the Civil War.

    Built / Designed For: Thomas Whorwood

  • Architect: Robert Smirke

    Date: 1832-33
    Designed: Rebuilt House for James Foster

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 71, 1855.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Hugh Tyrel, 14th century. Richard Hampton, 14th century; Hampton family here until 1472. George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, 15th century. Sir William Whorwood, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Thomas Whorwood, 16th century. Thomas Foley, 17th century. James Foster, 19th century; William Orme Foster, 19th century. Francis Grazebrook, 20th century; Grazebrook family here until 1974.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No