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Chesterton Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.217 / 52°13'1"N

Longitude: 0.14 / 0°8'24"E

OS Eastings: 546294

OS Northings: 259804

OS Grid: TL462598

Mapcode National: GBR L74.S8W

Mapcode Global: VHHK3.CJWS

Plus Code: 9F42648R+R2

Entry Name: Chesterton Tower

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 2 November 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47395

ID on this website: 101331829

Location: Chesterton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: East Chesterton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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942 (West Side)
Chesterton Tower.
[(Formerly listed as
"The Abbey" (Building in
Vicarage Garden)].
TL 4659 NW 1/218 26.4.50
Mid C14 rectangular building; 2 storeys; stone, some brick; hip gabled
tile roof; with lower storey vaulted in 2 bays with hollow chamfered ribs
and carved bosses; some original windows; old fireplace etc; severe restoration
in 1949 when the old dressed clunch was replaced with Ketton stone. The
roof is modern but with some re-used timbers. The building belonged probably
to the procurator of the abbot of Vercelli and is a rare example of the
home of a foreign appropriator. (RCHM 305).

Listing NGR: TL4629459804

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