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Tower About 15 Metres South of Church of St Leonard

A Grade I Listed Building in Croft and Yarpole, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2792 / 52°16'45"N

Longitude: -2.7786 / 2°46'43"W

OS Eastings: 346974

OS Northings: 264844

OS Grid: SO469648

Mapcode National: GBR BH.YGMH

Mapcode Global: VH770.SZD5

Entry Name: Tower About 15 Metres South of Church of St Leonard

Listing Date: 11 December 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081790

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150166

Location: Croft and Yarpole, County of Herefordshire, HR6

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Croft and Yarpole

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Croft with Yarpole and Lucton

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

YARPOLE CP GREEN LANE (north side)
SO 46 SE
6/143 Tower about 15 metres
south of Church of
St Leonard

GV I

Detached tower. Probably C13, restored 1910. Random rubble with some
ashlar dressings and stone tile and shingle roof. Square plan walls on
ground floor enclosing frame of tower, lean-to roofs on stone walls, upper
part of tower weatherboarded with range of seven pierced quatrefoils just
below the pyramidal roof. The entrance in north wall has a chamfered
segmental pointed arch. The boarded door has plain strap hinges. Simple
slit windows in the other walls. Interior: whole tower supported on four
massive corner posts which are inclined inwards and taper towards the top.
The sides between posts are scissor-braced. Empty mortices in the main
posts suggest that the outer wall may have been timber-framed. The early
C20 restorers bolted new braces onto the inside of the frame. (RCHM, 3,
p 215; BoE, p 327).


Listing NGR: SO4697464844

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