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Tower Cottage and Attached Wall tower House and Attached Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.8014 / 52°48'4"N

Longitude: -0.947 / 0°56'49"W

OS Eastings: 471089

OS Northings: 323163

OS Grid: SK710231

Mapcode National: GBR BNF.7F1

Mapcode Global: WHFJS.FV89

Entry Name: Tower Cottage and Attached Wall tower House and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 1 February 1974

Last Amended: 22 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1075144

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189956

Location: Ab Kettleby, Melton, Leicestershire, LE14

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

Civil Parish: Ab Kettleby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Wartnaby

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

(West Side)
SK 72 SW Tower Cottage (or Tower
5/256, 257 House) and attached wall
1.2.74 (The wall was formerly listed
3.8.79 as 'Wall immediately NW of
Wartnaby Hall')

Cottage. Dated 1656, probably largely rebuilt mid-late C19 and C2O.
Coursed squared ironstone, pantile roof.
2-unit double-depth plan.
Central C20 door and C2O casement windows to ground and 1st floors with
flat-arched brick heads to grand floor segmental-arched brick heads to 1st
floor. Limestone datestone above door. Dentilled brick eaves.
Square brick turret rises to right of centre with oculus windows to each
side. Attached wall to left and rear wall of cottage of brick with rowd-
headed arches separates forecourt fran garden of Wartnaby Hall (not
included) and incorporates medieval stonework mostly visible to garden side.
Stone work probably removed from Church of St Michael Wartnaby (q.v.) at the
time of its drastic restoration of 1867-8. Includes one complete C13
doorway of ironstone with chamfered jambs with attached shafts to angles,
imposts, moulded pointed head and hood mould with label stops; semi-circular
ironstone capital of a respond with polygonal limestone abacus with nailhead
ornament; part of head of C14 window with quatrefoil, hood mould and label
stops; possible canopy head and half of circular cross head of limestone,
possible gable cross. Back wall of cottage within conservatory has similar
respond and 2-light window with cusped Y tracery and hood mould.

Listing NGR: SK7108923163

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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