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Round Tower at Ngr So 9971 0253 and Attached Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7215 / 51°43'17"N

Longitude: -2.0056 / 2°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 399708

OS Northings: 202529

OS Grid: SO997025

Mapcode National: GBR 2PK.3R5

Mapcode Global: VHB2J.6Z2P

Plus Code: 9C3VPXCV+HQ

Entry Name: Round Tower at Ngr So 9971 0253 and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 23 July 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204830

English Heritage Legacy ID: 365114

Location: Cirencester, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL7

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Cirencester

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Cirencester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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578-1/1/352 Round Tower at NGR SO 9971 0253 and
23/07/71 attached wall


Landscape building. Early/mid C18 with early C19 addition.
Coursed squared limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; tower
roof not visible, ashlar stack with embattled top to rear;
wing to right has stone slate roof with hip to left and ashlar
right-end stack with embattled top. Early/mid C18 two-storey
circular tower in neo-mediaeval style with later single-storey
wing in similar style to right which continues as lean-to to
rear of tower. Tower has 3 lancets, now unglazed, to first
floor in ashlar surrounds with small chamfers under
hoodmoulds; 2 similar windows without hoodmoulds to ground
floor front. Ashlar plinth; moulded string over first floor;
frieze and scalloped cornice; coped parapet with mock
arrow-slits in ashlar surrounds. Wing to right has one 3-light
timber window to front; quoins to right angle. Short length of
screen wall with coping to left masks projecting stair turret
and end of lean-to to rear from front and left side. INTERIOR
not inspected.
(Rudder S: The History and Antiquities of Cirencester (Plan of
Park): Cirencester: 1780-; EH Gardens Register: Gloucester:
Grade I: London: 1986-).

Listing NGR: SO9970802529

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