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Tower at Ranton Abbey

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ellenhall, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8158 / 52°48'56"N

Longitude: -2.2415 / 2°14'29"W

OS Eastings: 383822

OS Northings: 324278

OS Grid: SJ838242

Mapcode National: GBR 16K.J3P

Mapcode Global: WHBDR.JHV6

Plus Code: 9C4VRQ85+8C

Entry Name: Tower at Ranton Abbey

Listing Date: 17 March 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 443409

Location: Ellenhall, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST20

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Ellenhall

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Ellenhall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Description

ELLENHALL
1.
2385
SJ 82 SW 13/5 17.3.53 Tower at Ranton Abbey
II*
2.
A priory of Austin Canons was founded here circa 1160 by Robert Fitzneel.
Virtually the only surviving remains is a fine west tower of the church, a
notable example of late medieval design and execution. Ashlar faced with
embattled parapet and low pyramidal cap. Below the parapet is a band of
ornament. The large west window and doorway below have an attractive hood-
mould. The newel stair is contrived in the south east angle. Large blocked
arch on east. A portion of walling on the line of the South side of nave has a
round-headed doorway with a continuous roll moulding. The monastic buildings
were on the south but there are no traces above ground. Footings of the eastern
portion of the church have been found but have not been explored. The adjoining
late Georgian mansion is a roofless ruin so covered with ivy that it is
impossible to inspect the details. It is not included in the list.

The description shall be amended to read:-

1.
2385 ELLENHALL

SJ 82 SW 13/5 17.3.53 Tower at Ranton Abbey
II*
2.
A priory of Austin Canons was founded here circa 1160 by Robert Fitzneel.
Virtually the only surviving remains is a fine west tower of the church, a
notable example of late medieval design and execution. Ashlar faced with
embattled parapet and low pyramidal cap. Below the parapet is a band of
ornament. The large west window and doorway below have an attractive hood-
mould. The newel stair is contrived in the south east angle. Large blocked
arch on east. A portion of walling on the line of the South side of nave has a
round-headed doorway with a continuous roll moulding. The monastic buildings
were on the south but there are no traces above ground. Footings of the eastern
portion of the church have been found but have not been explored.

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ELLENHALL
l.
2385
Tower at Ranton Abbey
SJ 82 SW 13/5 17.3.53
II*
2.
A priory of Austin Canons was founded here-circa l160 by Robert Fitzneel.
Virtually the only surviving remains is a fine West tower of the church,
a notable example of late mediaeval design and execution. Ashlar faced
with embattled parapet and low pyramidal cap. Below the parapet is a
band of ornament. The large West window and doorway below have an attrac-
tive hood mould. The newel stair is contrived in the South-east angle.
Large blocked arch on East. A portion of walling on the line of the South
side of nave has a round-headed doorway with a continuous roll moulding.
The monastic buildings were on the South but there are no traces above
ground. Footings of the Eastern portion of the church have been found
but have not been explored, the adjoining late Georgian mansion is a
roofless ruin so covered with ivy that it is impossible to inspect the
details. It is not included in the list.


Listing NGR: SJ8382224278

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