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Tower and Attached Walls Forming Enclosure to Kitchen Gardens to Osmaston Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Osmaston, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.9827 / 52°58'57"N

Longitude: -1.7017 / 1°42'6"W

OS Eastings: 420126

OS Northings: 342861

OS Grid: SK201428

Mapcode National: GBR 494.W2K

Mapcode Global: WHCFC.T9V6

Plus Code: 9C4WX7MX+38

Entry Name: Tower and Attached Walls Forming Enclosure to Kitchen Gardens to Osmaston Manor

Listing Date: 12 July 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81416

Location: Osmaston, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE6

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Osmaston

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Osmaston St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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5/75 (West Side)
Tower and attached walls,
forming enclosure to
Kitchen Gardens to
Osmaston Manor


Tower and walls forming enclosure to former kitchen gardens to Osmaston Manor.
Late 1840s by Stevens of Derby. Red brick, coursed squared rock-faced limestone
and sandstone dressings. Walls form two enclosures, a rectangle to the north
and a polygonal enclosure to south. Red brick walls with stone copings and
rock-faced limestone piers with bracketed caps. Taller entrance piers to north and
south. Similar cross wall dividing the two enclosures. These have brick lean-to
sheds with slate roofs and coped gables with moulded kneelers. The south facing walls
of each enclosure have remains of lean-to glass houses of wood and cast iron. The
walls were left with a cavity for heating purposes. In the centre of the cross wall
a tall stone faced tower. Externally this has a pronounced batter at the base, low
buttresses to west and east, topped by carved scrolls. Steps up to round-arched
entrance to north. Two slit windows above, then a moulded stringcourse. Top stage
has a three bay Italianate open arcade to each face with a similar decorative blind
arcade below. Further moulded stringcourse and parapet. The inner walls are circular
and of brick, with a spiral cast iron stair enclosing a circular brick chimney. The
tower served as the outlet for the central heating system and for all the fireplaces
in Osmaston Manor, which originally had an experimental heating system whereby all the
chimney flues were taken underground to a single main flue.

Listing NGR: SK2012642861

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