Kinnerlsley Castle, Castles and Forts Kinnersley, Herefordshire - England where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales


Kinnersley Herefordshire England
Kinnersley Castle was one of the many Marcher castles sited by the Normans along the Welsh border. As seen today it is predominantly the remodelled Elizabethan manor house of the Vaughan family, which houses various fine oak panelled rooms and the original 1588 plasterwork ceiling of the Solar. For images of the Castle & grounds see the photos.| The Castle has changed hands numerous times in its long, interesting life, and many families have made their own particular marks. Previous residents of note include:- Richard de la Bere , father of 21 children, who won his spurs at the batlle of Crecy (1346); The Vaughan family(c.1588), legends about whose ancester “Black Vaughan” and the phantom black dog are widely recounted; Francis Smallman, who along with his eldest son was killed in the Civil War: Sir Thomas Morgan, Baronet and Govenor of Jersey (1660); The Reaveley family (c.1850’s), whose daughter married George Frederick Bodley, the Arts and Crafts architect and designer; Major Davey, inventor of the Davy Fire Escape, whose daughter Doreen landed the biggest ever rod-killed Wye salmon(1923); and Lord Brocket for a short period during WWII.
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