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Witton Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witton-le-Wear, County Durham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.6767 / 54°40'36"N

Longitude: -1.7789 / 1°46'44"W

OS Eastings: 414354

OS Northings: 531320

OS Grid: NZ143313

Mapcode National: GBR JG0C.N9

Mapcode Global: WHC50.NQ33

Entry Name: Witton Tower

Listing Date: 17 April 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1229013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403775

Location: Witton-le-Wear, County Durham, DL14

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Witton-le-Wear

Built-Up Area: Witton-le-Wear

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Witton-le-Wear

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

CROOK AND WILLINGTON HIGH STREET
NZ 1431
(North side)
Witton-le-Wear
41/27 Witton Tower
17/4/52
GV II*

House and possible chapel. Medieval with additions and alterations in C17, C18
and C19. Thin courses of sandstone rubble, pink in places, with ashlar dressings
and quoins; plinth. Roofs of stone flags and Welsh slate with stone and brick
chimneys. Irregular plan. 3-storey, one-bay tower with 2-storey, 2-bay left
wing and 3-storey, 3-bay right wing; 2-storey, one-bay link at left to so-called
chapel breaking forward. Tudor-arched surround to door at right of tower in
c.1900 glazed porch; windows of varying types and sizes, those in tower with
stone-mullioned flat-Tudor-headed lights, those at left of tower cross-type on
ground floor, 16-pane sash and Y-glazing barred sash above, those in right wing
sashes with glazing bars in Tudor-arched surrounds; most have drip or label
moulds; right wing has strings on upper floors interrupted by windows. Left
link to chapel has 2-light stone-mullioned ground-floor window; upper window
obscured by ivy. 'Chapel' has 3-light window under 2-centred-arched drip mould
with round stops; small lancet above and belfry in front gable peak. Tower has
high coped parapet on string, and central stone chimney stack with tapered
yellow pots; brick stacks at right and at outer ends of wings. Interior not
inspected.


Listing NGR: NZ1435431320

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