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Tower Cottage Wormleighton Manor Gatehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wormleighton, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1801 / 52°10'48"N

Longitude: -1.3459 / 1°20'45"W

OS Eastings: 444818

OS Northings: 253740

OS Grid: SP448537

Mapcode National: GBR 7RG.8JZ

Mapcode Global: VHCVN.MG9L

Plus Code: 9C4W5MJ3+2J

Entry Name: Tower Cottage Wormleighton Manor Gatehouse

Listing Date: 7 January 1952

Last Amended: 21 April 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186246

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305756

Location: Wormleighton, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV47

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Wormleighton

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Wormleighton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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15/180 Wormleighton Manor, Gatehouse
07/01/52 and Tower Cottage
(Formerly listed as
Wormleighton Manor House and


Gatehouse and lodge. 1613. Built for Sir Robert, first Lord Spencer. Ironstone
ashlar, with moulded stone cornices, string courses and parapets. Tower Cottage
has tile roof with coped gable parapet; roofs of gateway and tower not visible,
but probably of lead; renewed ridge stacks with square shafts and moulded
cornices. Cottage and gateway 2 storeys, tower 4 storeys; 4-window range.
Cavetto moulded mullioned windows throughout. Front towards Wormleighton Manor
House (q.v.) has tower on left and Tower Cottage on right. Central gateway
projects slightly. Round arch of 2 chamfered orders. Moulded and panelled
entablature. Resting on this is a panel of the Spencer achievement of arms, with
the devices of the Willoughbys and Spencers in dated panels to left and right
respectively. 4-light window. Moulded string course, continued across tower.
Tower has 4-light window with dripstone on ground floor; upper floors have
3-light windows. String courses between first, second and third floors. Gateway
and tower have parapets with moulded string course and coping. Tower Cottage is
lower. Chamfered Tudor arch doorway on right has low, broad, ribbed door of 2
rows of 3 panels. 3-light mullioned windows, on ground floor with hood mould.
Gateway has Tudor arch doors inside, on left with stylised flower spandrels.
Left return side of tower has 3-light windows on second and third floors. Right
return side of Tower Cottage has C19 Tudor arch door. 3-light windows with hood
moulds. Front to village largely similar. Gateway has achievement of the Royal
arms, and dated rose and thistle panels to left and right respectively. Sundial
on parapet. Lower part of tower hidden by adjoining building. Tower Cottage has
C20 window instead of a door. Interior not inspected. Built as the gatehouse of
Wormleighton Manor House (q.v.).
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.220; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.483).

Listing NGR: SP4481853740

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