Description: Overgrass Tower and Adjacent Ruins
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236872
OS Grid Reference: NU1445003334
OS Grid Coordinates: 414450, 603333
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3239, -1.7738
NU 10 SW
5/203 Overgrass Tower
and adjacent ruins
Ruins of towerhouse, late C14 or C15, and adjacent building probably C18.
Tower massive squared stone, adjacent building smaller squared stone.
Rectangular plan 7.15 x 4.7 metres internally with walls 1.8 metres thick and
slight projection for stair alongside entrance at east end of south wall.
Walls stand to about 1st floor level except at south-east corner; the side
walls preserve most of their facing and chamfered set back 2 metres up.
South wall shows west jambs of inner and outer doorways; east wall shows
central loop; west wall shows central loop and garderobe shaft. Interior:
slightly-pointed tunnel vault almost complete, with mural cupboards on south
(bricked up) and east.
Smaller rectangular building adjoins west part of north wall; walls mostly
stand to 3 metres high but without architectural features other than a small
loop and a segment-headed oven recess, formerly at rear of a hearth with
fire hood, on the north.
Listing NGR: NU1445003334
Source: English Heritage
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