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Alton Castle is in the village of Alton, Staffordshire. The castle is also known as or referred to in historical documents as Alverton or Aulton.

Alton Castle is in the village of Alton, Staffordshire. The castle is also known as or referred to in historical documents as Alverton or Aulton.

all saints & acton burnell castle 112, via Flickr.

all saints & acton burnell castle 112, via Flickr.

Alton Castle, nr Cheadle, Staffordshire. Designed by A.W. Pugin for the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, 1847-51. It stands on a cliff-top next to the Hospital of St John (1840-44) built by Pugin for the same patron. "Who, if anyone, Lord Shrewsbury intended to live in the castle remains obscure" (Girouard). It is now a convent school.

Alton Castle, nr Cheadle, Staffordshire. Designed by A.W. Pugin for the 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, 1847-51. It stands on a cliff-top next to the Hospital of St John (1840-44) built by Pugin for the same patron. "Who, if anyone, Lord Shrewsbury intended to live in the castle remains obscure" (Girouard). It is now a convent school.

Palace House, Beaulieu.  Palace House has been home to Lord Montagu's family since 1538 when it was converted from the great gatehouse of the Cistercian abbey founded in 1204, and further enlarged in the 19th century.

Palace House, Beaulieu. Palace House has been home to Lord Montagu's family since 1538 when it was converted from the great gatehouse of the Cistercian abbey founded in 1204, and further enlarged in the 19th century.

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