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Stokesay Court
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Craven Arms, Shropshire
SY7 9BD
United Kingdom

Stokesay Court website
Stokesay Court

Stokesay Court is a magnificent late-Victorian mansion set within extensive grounds in the rolling South Shropshire countryside, with panoramic views across to Ludlow and the Clee Hills.

It was built for John Derby Allcroft, a wealthy manufacturer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who had made his fortune in the glove making business. Designed by Thomas Harris, the house was at the cutting edge of technology when it was completed in 1892, just six months before John Derby Allcroft's death. Equipped with a large boiler and under-floor heating, the house was one of the first private homes in England to have integral electric light, powered by large lead batteries.

The landscaped gardens and grounds contain a fountain, grotto, woodland walks and a series of pools connected by cascades, rills and steps where wildlife abounds. Heron, kingfishers, newts, dippers and even otters have been spotted in and around the pools.

Still a lived-in, private home, Stokesay is now probably best known for the 2007 award-winning film adaptation of Ian McEwan's best selling novel, “Atonement”, and its success has contributed considerably to the revival of the house. Many of the film’s artifacts remain on view in and around the house and a visit to Stokesay Court will draw you in to a world of both fictional drama and real history.

Visitors can see the house and grounds on pre-arranged tours. These are often conducted by the owner. The house also provides a distinctive venue for both corporate and private events.


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