Forest of Kinver Hunting Lodge

Has been described as a Possible Palace (Royal)

There are masonry footings remains

NameForest of Kinver Hunting Lodge
Alternative Names
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil Parish

Royal hunting lodge of the Forest of Kinver, recorded 1184-5. This was also the site of a gaol for forest offenders enclosed by a palisade 5m high defended by a gateway with a brattice.

Gatehouse Comments

This was almost certainly Stourton Castle but some sources suggest location is uncertain and could well be in Worcestershire.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid Reference

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  • James, T.B., 1990, The Palaces of Medieval England (London; Seaby) p. 38, 55-6
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 2 p. 452, 455n40
  • Colvin, H.M., Brown, R.Allen and Taylor, A.J., 1963, The history of the King's Works Vol. 2: the Middle Ages (London: HMSO) p. 977-8