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Grade II*
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 478, 2, 107
Date assigned Tuesday, February 5, 1952
Date last amended


Tower house, now farmhouse. Medieval, C17, c1840 and C20 alterations, originally built for the Knights Hospitallers. Coursed sandstone rubble and red brick with stone dressings and quoins, shallow pitched slate roots with two large circular stone ridge stacks built of coursed.rubble. Deep stone plinth, first and second floor stone bands, moulded Stone eaves cornice and embattled parapets with ridgeback copings. Three storeys and basement. Three bay square plan with small two storey tower to north. East facade has steps up to central C17 doorcase with pilasters to sides, bolection moulded entableture, C20 double glazed doors and plain overlight. Also visible are the vestiges of a segmental pediment which has been hacked off. To eitherside c1840 canted bay windows with single lights to sides and 3-lights to front, each light being staff moulded and with round lobed trefoil head and metal glazing bars. Directly over are two similar bay windows with embattled parapets above. Between them is a 2-light window with similar lights set under flat hoodmould. Above again a similar, but shallower 2-light central window and flanking similar 3-light windows. South elevation has similar c1840 two storey bay window with 3-light window over, to west side, except each light has pointed head not trefoil. South elevation also has a considerable quantity of medieval masonry to ground floor. West elevation retains its C17 windows with 3-light recessed and chamfered window to ground floor and similar 2-light windows to north and south on first and second floors. Between them are single light recessed stair windows with C19 octagonal leaded panes. North elevation has central two storey tower with C20 window to west, to west of which the main house has another C20 window. Above, the tower has a blocked recessed and chamfered mullion and transomed window to north and east. To west, the main house has similar window with leaded lights and iron bars, above which is a similar blocked window. Immediately over the tower roof, with its ridgeback coped embattled parapets, is a blocked doorcase.. Attached to the base of the tower on the north side is a high garden wall, probably C18, with brick face to west side and stone face to east side, topped by flat stone coping. This runs to the north until curving round to the east. Interior of hall completely altered c1840 and later, the only C17 feature still visible is the moulded finial on newel post to the bottom of the third flight of stairs. Listing NGR: SK1720040019

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Grid reference SK 17200 40019 (point)
Map sheet SK14SE

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Sep 21 2011 1:18PM

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