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Torksey Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Torksey, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.2994 / 53°17'57"N

Longitude: -0.7468 / 0°44'48"W

OS Eastings: 483614

OS Northings: 378781

OS Grid: SK836787

Mapcode National: GBR RZ78.3Z

Mapcode Global: WHFGK.HBLG

Plus Code: 9C5X77X3+Q7

Entry Name: Torksey Castle

Listing Date: 16 December 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 197040

Location: Torksey, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN1

County: Lincolnshire

District: West Lindsey

Civil Parish: Torksey

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Torksey St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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2/78 Torksey Castle

16-12-64 I

Country house, now a ruin. The west facade and part of the rear
wall only survive. 1560. Coursed lias and limestone rubble, red
brick in English bond, all with ashlar dressings and some diaper
work in blue brick headers. 3 storey 7 bay front, arranged with
4 single projecting facetted bays which rise full height and were
taller than the 3 intervening bays which were topped by crow
stepped gables, only the left hand one of which survives.
Plinth, moulded first floor string course and bands to towers.
The lowest storey is in stone and has an irregular pattern of
fenestration comprising single, 2, and 3 light windows. The
central bay is missing at ground level and the upper work is
supported on a later brick pier. Above the central bay to either
side are 2 corbelled out chimney backs with mouldedstone
corbels, between these is set a 3 light window. To the left are
2 similar windows, one contained in a projecting tower. The
furthermost projecting tower has a 4 light window flanked by
single similar windows on the facets. To the right the first
tower has single openings with hood moulds, the second tower has
2 light windows with hood moulds to front face and facets;
between the towers is a further 3 light window. To the second
floor two 2 light windows survive in 2 of the gables,and 2 light
and single openings to 3 of the towers. All windows are stone
cross mullioned except the 2 in the gables. The inside wall
shows 2 original fireplaces, one with a 4 centred moulded arched
surround with sunk spandrels. The other with flat lintels and
moulded ashlar surround having a slightly projecting ledge. In
the tower, to the left of the central bay are the sockets for a
turning stair which emerged at first floor level through a 4
centred arched doorway. To the rear at ground floor level is a
broad 4 centred arched kitchen fireplace. At first floor is a 4
centred arched fireplace with moulded surround terminating in
Tudor rose stops with foliated spandrels. The house was built by
Sir Robert Jermyn and slighted during the Civil War. A drawing
by Nattes of 1793 in the Banks collection shows the west facade
in its ruinous condition. Also scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SK8361478781

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