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Chartley Castle
SK 010-285 Staffordshire England

Chartley Castle Chartley Castle was originally a late 11th century earthwork motte and double bailey fortress, founded by the Earls of Chester. Altered into a stone enclosure castle the early 13th century, it was abandoned by 1485 and described as a ruin in 1545. Supported by the motte are the remains of a cylindrical keep, with the inner bailey curtain wall still strongly flanked by two huge half-round towers, a twin-towered gatehouse and an angle tower. A strong counterscarp bank and cross-ditch divides the inner and outer baileys, with another ditch and bank encasing the whole castle. 9 miles south-west is Stafford Castle and 13 miles north-east is Alton Castle.


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Chartley Castle is located north of Stowe-by-Chartley, off the A518. 7 miles north-east of Stafford, on the A518.

The site is is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Chartley Castle pictures and large castle map
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