Wood Eaton

Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are no visible remains

NameWood Eaton
Alternative NamesHome Farm
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishChurch Eaton

Possible site of castle. (Palliser)

known as Wood Eaton Castle and described c.1839 as 'Castle messuage' was converted into a residence ... completely demolished in 1937. (VCH)

Gatehouse Comments

On modern map called The Home Farm but on 1891 map called Wood Eaton Manor. The Aston's, who held this manor, as sub-tenant of the barons of Stafford, in the later middle ages were of knightly status and sometime held the office of Sheriff of Staffordshire. Sir John Aston, was made a Knight of the Bath at the marriage of Prince Arthur, eldest son of Henry VII. The castle name may reflect the status of the family, rather than the particular form of their manor house. The family seems to have made their principle caput at Tixall in the C16 and this house may have been sub-let from then on.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ833184
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  • Davies, K.L. and Midgley, L.M., 1958, in Midgley, L.M. (ed), VCH Staffordshire Vol. 4 p. 92
  • Wrottesley, G. (ed), 1883, 'Church Eaton: The manor of Wood Eaton' Staffordshire Historical Collections Vol. 4 p. 20-25 (tenurial history only) online transcription


  • Palliser, D.M., 1972, 'Staffordshire Castles: A Provisional List' Staffordshire Archaeology Vol. 1 p. 5-8