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Tower Cottage and Attached Wall Tower House and Attached Wall, Ab Kettleby

Description: Tower Cottage and Attached Wall Tower House and Attached Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 189956

OS Grid Reference: SK7108923163
OS Grid Coordinates: 471089, 323163
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8014, -0.9470

Location: Spring Lane, Ab Kettleby, Leicestershire LE14 3HU

Locality: Ab Kettleby
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 3HU

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Listing Text

(West Side)
SK 72 SW Tower Cottage (or Tower
5/256, 257 House) and attached wall
1.2.74 (The wall was formerly listed
3.8.79 as 'Wall immediately NW of
Wartnaby Hall')

Cottage. Dated 1656, probably largely rebuilt mid-late C19 and C2O.
Coursed squared ironstone, pantile roof.
2-unit double-depth plan.
Central C20 door and C2O casement windows to ground and 1st floors with
flat-arched brick heads to grand floor segmental-arched brick heads to 1st
floor. Limestone datestone above door. Dentilled brick eaves.
Square brick turret rises to right of centre with oculus windows to each
side. Attached wall to left and rear wall of cottage of brick with rowd-
headed arches separates forecourt fran garden of Wartnaby Hall (not
included) and incorporates medieval stonework mostly visible to garden side.
Stone work probably removed from Church of St Michael Wartnaby (q.v.) at the
time of its drastic restoration of 1867-8. Includes one complete C13
doorway of ironstone with chamfered jambs with attached shafts to angles,
imposts, moulded pointed head and hood mould with label stops; semi-circular
ironstone capital of a respond with polygonal limestone abacus with nailhead
ornament; part of head of C14 window with quatrefoil, hood mould and label
stops; possible canopy head and half of circular cross head of limestone,
possible gable cross. Back wall of cottage within conservatory has similar
respond and 2-light window with cusped Y tracery and hood mould.

Listing NGR: SK7108923163

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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