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Abbey Gatehouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Polesworth, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.6201 / 52°37'12"N

Longitude: -1.6131 / 1°36'47"W

OS Eastings: 426291

OS Northings: 302554

OS Grid: SK262025

Mapcode National: GBR 5H1.M0S

Mapcode Global: WHCH5.6D4P

Entry Name: Abbey Gatehouse

Listing Date: 23 November 1951

Last Amended: 23 May 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435600

Location: Polesworth, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, B78

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Polesworth

Built-Up Area: Polesworth

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Polesworth with Birchmoor

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

POLESWORTH HIGH STREET
SK20SE (South side)
5/90 Abbey Gatehouse and No.24
23/11/51 (Formerly listed as Abbey
gatehouse and other remains
No.26, No.28, No.30)

GV 11*


Abbey gatehouse, now gatehouse and flat above. Part of a group of attached
buildings. Late C14; upper part partly rebuilt C17, Regular coursed sandstone;
upper part is timber-framed, of studding with middle rail and brick infill.
Plain-tile roof has coped gable parapets with kneelers, and remains of finial to
right; C20 brick left end stack, 2 storeys; 3-window range, High ground floor
has large wide gateway on right. Pedestrian gateway to left has chamfered jambs
and elliptical arch of 2 orders, 2 small round-arched lights of differing sizes
above and to left. First floor has partly-leaded 3-light wood muilioned windows.
To the rear the gateway has a cambered beam. C14 doorway to right of pedestrian
gateway rids chamfered pointed arch and hood mould with return stops; C20 plank
door, Two C20 box dormers. Interior has 2-centred arched doorway in mezzanine to
left with roll-moulding supporting massive joists. Further 2-centred arched
doorway above and late c14 three-bay roof with cambered tie beams, arched braces
and king posts with struts to collars and purlin. Renewed rafters. Scheduled as
an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p373; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p186)


Listing NGR: SK2629102554

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