Stourton Castle: Stewpony: Kinver

Stourton Castle.
By Gareth Edwards, CC BY-SA 2.0,


  • Stourton, Staffordshire
  • OSGB – SO 8592 8492
  • Grade II Listed Building.


Fortified manor house.

Possibly held by the Earls of Warwick.

Held by the Grazebrook family.


1087-1100                     Hunting lodge.

1154-1189                     During: Referred to as the King’s House.

1184-1196                     Restored.

1223                              Fortified.

1235                              Agnes de Storeton was born at the castle.

1261                              c: Joan de Bourneville was born at the castle.

1284                              Philip de Bourneville died at the castle.

1311                              c: William Stanley died at the castle.

1316                              Sir Thomas Murdak was murdered at the castle. John de Vaux was Constable.

1346                              John Stanley died on the site.

1360                              c: Ellen Stanley was born at the castle.

1398                              c: William Stanley died at the castle.

14th-15th C                     c: Tower.

1446                              Moated house built.

1500                              Cardinal Pole was born at the castle.

1596                              Thomas Whorwood was Sheriff of Staffordshire.

1632                              Thos Whorwood was Sheriff of Staffordshire.

1644                              23rd March: The castle surrendered to the king.

1644                              April: Col. Fox, a Parliamentarian, took the castle but was then repulsed by the Royalist army led by Col. Gerald.

1650                              c: Sir William Whorwood sold it to Philip Foley Esq.

1654                              Broom Whorwood was Sheriff of Staffordshire.

1659                              Dr. William Talbot, Bishop of Oxford, was born at the castle.

1686                              William Talbot’s father died at the castle.

1792                              Mary Payne was born.

1793                              Charles Gillies Payne was born on the site.

1795                              Robert Henly Payne was born.

1796                              Laura Payne was born.

1810                              Peter Payne was born.

1823-1833                     Remodelled and rebuilt for Sir Robert Smirke by James Foster.

1830                              Thomas Worrall Gazebrook occupied the castle and  made repairs to it.

1974                              Field Investigation.

1976                              Field Investigation.

20th C                            Walled garden converted into a garden centre. The stables made into housing.


Photograph of The Gate House, Stourton Castle, Staffordshire, England.
By JThomas, CC BY-SA 2.0,


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