Listed Building: GATEHOUSE TO MACKWORTH CASTLE, LOWER ROAD (1158635)

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Grade I
Authority English Heritage
Volume/Map/Item 1039, 6, 83
Date assigned Monday, February 13, 1967
Date last amended Friday, January 24, 1986

Description

Gatehouse to Mackworth Castle, which was probably a fortified manor house. c1495-1500. Sandstone ashlar with repairs and additions in red brick. Only the front and side walls remain. Two storeys, chamfered plinth, battlemented parapet, and moulded stringcourse. South elevation of three bays. Central gateway with four- centred arch and depressed crocketed ogee hoodmould. Full height buttresses on either side with two set-offs. Three windows above, under flat arches and with the remains of cusped tracery, showing them to have been 2-light windows with a transom. String- course with gargoyles. Corbelled out circular angle turrets. Polygonal chimney stack. Rear elevation has brick repair, the remains of a fireplace and a spiral stair, later brick lean- to sheds. Also scheduled as an Ancient Monument. (Formerly listed as ruins of Mackworth Castle)

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Location

Grid reference SK 31335 37823 (point)
Map sheet SK33NW
Civil Parish MACKWORTH, AMBER VALLEY, DERBYSHIRE

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Jan 8 2015 3:33PM

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