Stafford Town Defences

This is the largest surviving fragment of Stafford’s medieval town walls. It sits at the end of Eastgate Street where it joins North Walls.
The orientation of the wall in relation to Eastgate Street along a vertical concave groove at the nearer end suggest that this is the inner northern face of the East Gate itself.
Simon Huguet / Old Town Wall, Stafford,



  • Stafford, Staffordshire
  • OSGB – SJ 92 23
  • Monument Number 77479


Town defences.


913                                Town founded.

1215                              Timber was granted for town defences. Licence to crenellate was granted.

1224                              Timber was granted for town defences.

1225                              c: Built.

1642-1651                     Civil War: Refortified.

1643                              Raised.

1670’s                           In ruins.

13th C                            Stone walling.

1958                              Field Investigation.

1999                              Evaluated by A. Brossler, Oxford Archaeological Unit.


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