Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle is an ancient castle located two miles west of the town of Stafford in Staffordshire, England. From the time of the Norman conquest and as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was the seat of the powerful Anglo-Norman Stafford family, feudal barons of Stafford, successively Barons Stafford (1299) in writing, Earls of Stafford (1351) and Dukes of Buckingham (1444) . The 14th-century stone keep was demolished in 1643, during the Civil War, having been held for the Royalists by Lady Isabel Stafford. The castle was remodeled in the early 19th century by the Jerningham family in a Gothic Revival style, on the foundations of the medieval structure, and incorporates much of the original stonework. Today the A518 Stafford-to-Newport Road passes by it and is a prominent local landmark visible from the M6 ​​motorway and the West Coast Intercity Main Line.

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