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Leicester Tower to West of Abbey Manor House, Evesham

Description: Leicester Tower to West of Abbey Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 June 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 147534

OS Grid Reference: SP0303245725
OS Grid Coordinates: 403032, 245725
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1098, -1.9571

Location: B4624, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4TB

Locality: Evesham
Local Authority: Wychavon District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: WR11 4TB

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Listing Text

Leicester Tower to
west of Abbey Manor House
SP 04 NW 6/264
Circa 1842. Coursed freestone. An octagonal tower rising in 5 stages to a height
of some 50 ft. Overhanging embattled parapet on corbel brackets with grotesque
heads at angles. One pointed arched lancet to each face in plain surround, those
to upper stage being of 2 lights, and some retaining leaded lights. Pointed arched
doorway on west side with stone tablet above inscribed "This tower erected in the
year 1842 to the memory of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, the father and
founder of the British House of Commons who was slain in the Battle of Evesham
in the year 1265". Stands on a wooded slope above the Worcester Road.

Listing NGR: SP0303245725

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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