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Wothorpe Towers

A Grade I Listed Building in Wothorpe, City of Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.6355 / 52°38'7"N

Longitude: -0.4863 / 0°29'10"W

OS Eastings: 502534

OS Northings: 305264

OS Grid: TF025052

Mapcode National: GBR FVY.PWB

Mapcode Global: WHGM3.H0NX

Entry Name: Wothorpe Towers

Listing Date: 19 March 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265972

English Heritage Legacy ID: 50494

Location: Wothorpe, Peterborough, PE9

County: City of Peterborough

Civil Parish: Wothorpe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

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Listing Text

Wothorpe Towers
TF 0205 32/698 19.5.62 Towers
Ruins of a house built circa 1600 for Thomas Cecil, Earl of Exeter, Lorn Burghley's
eldest son. Built of ashlar faced rubble. Remains of central 3 storey block
with 4 square 4-storey angle towers, tile top storeys octagonal with circular
openings in the parapets, the stone ogee roofs have gone. The towers have
tall window openings with moulded architraves and small square over-windows
with cornices and flat volute decorations. Moulded cornices at floor levels.
The towers are at the corners but originally there were projections between
them, one contained the staircase, the hall was in the wing facing north-east
which had a porch and a courtyard entered by a gateway which survives.
VCH Northamptonshire Vol II.

Listing NGR: TF0253405264

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