This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1262202
English Heritage Legacy ID: 435600
Location: Polesworth, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, B78
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
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)
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.
Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings