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Watch Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Lyddington, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.5634 / 52°33'48"N

Longitude: -0.7099 / 0°42'35"W

OS Eastings: 487546

OS Northings: 296951

OS Grid: SP875969

Mapcode National: GBR CSZ.7BB

Mapcode Global: WHGM6.2T6Q

Plus Code: 9C4XH77R+82

Entry Name: Watch Tower

Listing Date: 10 November 1955

Last Amended: 6 July 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427652

ID on this website: 101236617

Location: Lyddington, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Lyddington

Built-Up Area: Lyddington

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Lyddington St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP 8696-8796
10.11.55 Watch Tower
(formerly listed
with walling to

Gazebo. Late C15. Carries arms of John Russell, Bishop of Lincoln 1480-1494.
Coursed ironstone rubble with pale limestone quoins and dressings. Collyweston
slate roof. Small octagonal tower of 2 storeys. Lower storey has through
passageway with chamfered 4-centred arches. Passageway turns corner between Main
Street and Church Lane. Blocked round window in limestone surround with pointed
head. Upper storey has blocked windows on alternate sides of tower with
chamfered 4-centred arches and cut spandrels. Square panel above W window has
blind tracery and heraldic shield. Entrance, via raised walkway along adjacent
wall, has chamfered 4-centred arch. Interior: small upper chamber has cupboard
recesses between windows. Scheduled Ancient Monument No 180. Under guardianship
of English Heritage.

Listing NGR: SP8754696951

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