Caverswall Castle: Caverswell: Carswell: Cavereswelle



  • Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • OSGB – SJ 9508 4281
  • Grade I Listed Building


Medieval castle defended by a moat with a drawbridge and the gatehouse to the east.

Built by William de Caverswall, Earl of Staffordshire.

House built onto the Medieval castle.


1086                              Mentioned.

1275                              Licence to crenellate granted to William de Caverswell, Earl of Staffordshire.

1540-1546                     Itinerary of John Leland: Derelict.

1615                              Purchased by Mathew Craddock who restored it and added a house to the north of the courtyard.

1625                              Rebuilt by the Mayor of Staffordshire.

1811                              Purchased by Benedictine Nuns.

1890                              Extended and altered.

1951                              Field Investigation.

1974                              Field Investigation.


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