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The Tower, Woodchester

Description: The Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 132142

OS Grid Reference: SO8137401697
OS Grid Coordinates: 381374, 201697
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7137, -2.2710

Location: Woodchester, Gloucestershire GL10 3TS

Locality: Woodchester
Local Authority: Stroud District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL10 3TS

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Listing Text

NGR SO 814017

4/267 The Tower


Hunting lodge or plaisance. c1720 for Lord Ducie. Hard grey ashlar limestone;
flat roof not inspected. Simple rectangular plan; 2-storey with cellar in base.
Heavily battered base in roughly hewn large random rubble. Simple elevations
above: 2-window fenestration to east and west sides, single-window to north
and south, all with triple keystones to plain raised architraves. South end
windows and southerly side windows are early C18 sashes with thick ovolo glazing
bars, 15-pane to ground floor, 9-pane above. Cross windows to other ground
floor openings, 2-light mullioned casements to upper floor. Large doorway on
north side partially infilled with later doorway having small gabled porch
addition. Plain corner pilasters. Parapet formerly crenellated, removed on
all sides except for north. Central square turret with chimney to roof.
Interior: divided in half to create 2 good-sized rooms on ground floor, south
having stone fireplace with eared architraves. Much early Victorian re-fitting.
Stands on the ridge, overlooking Woodchester Park.

Listing NGR: SO8137401697

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Source: English Heritage

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