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Description: Tower at South Kelsey Hall
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196535
OS Grid Reference: TF0449897652
OS Grid Coordinates: 504498, 397652
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4653, -0.4274
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TF 09 NW SOUTH KELSEY THORNTON ROAD
4/55 Tower at South
1-11-66 Kelsey Hall
Remains of angle tower of large Tudor House, later converted to
a dovecote; mid C16, with C19 alterations; brick with ashlar
dressings, slate roof with lead dressings. Octagonal plan.
The corners are in ashlar quoins and a repair to the rear wall is
also in ashlar. The top brick courses were added C19 and have a
dentillated and corbelled out eaves course. There is one cusped
light at mid level on the south side, otherwise openings are C19
insertions. The original hall was a courtyard flanked by
octagonal towers with leaded domed roofs and a drawing survives
in the Gough collection at the Bodleian Library. The hall was
the seat of the Hansard family and came into the possession of
Sir Francis Ayscough in the 16th century whose sister Anne Askew
was martyred at Smithfield in 1546. Earthworks of the original
moat still survive.
Listing NGR: TF0449897652
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Source: English Heritage
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