A fortified manor house started in the 1260's with the construction of the walls and the moat and which was granted a license to crenellate in 1275. Four corner towers were added as well as a pair of towers forming the gateway. The original house was demolished in 1615 when the present house was constructed and the walls were refurbished. It has been restored to its former glory during 2007.
|Off the A50, 5 miles east of Stoke-on-Trent|
|The Square, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST11 9ED|