Description: Lower Skilts Farm, Gatehouse, Attached Farm Building and Wall Approximately 40 Metres West of Farmho
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 305530
OS Grid Reference: SP0983167047
OS Grid Coordinates: 409831, 267047
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3015, -1.8572
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1/182 Lower Skilts Farm, gatehouse,
01/02/67 attached farm building and
wall approx. 40m. W of
(Formerly listed as gatehouse
and barn at Lower Skilts Farm).
Former gatehouse, converted to stable, and attached building and wall. c.1560-70
(VCH): mid/late C19 central range, and extensive alterations. Dark red English
bond brick with blue brick diapering, and C19 red brick, CI9 tile roofs;
gatehouse has brick external stack. Gatehouse, on right, of 2 storeys; one bay.
Central blocked chamfered 4-centred stone archway with irregular jambs. C19
hayloft door above has wood lintel and brick segmental relieving arch. Right
return side has large external stack; shaft missing. To rear: 3 bays. C19
central doorway and 2 windows under brick segmental arches. Incised stone
sundial above door. To left hayloft door; window to right. Openings boarded up
at time as resurvey. Roof level possibly altered, Central single-storey range
has wide opening and 2 windows. C16 building on left. One storey and attic, but
almost certainly reduced; one bay. Central plank door, and upper door to right.
Left return side one-window range. Blocked 2-light chamfered stone mullioned
windows. Wall attached on left. Tile coping. Part patched in C19 brick with
gauged brick fiat arch gateway. The buildings form part of a group with another
building and attached barn (q.v.) and a section of wall (q.v.). Together they
comprise the remains of a house and outbuildings which replaced the Grange of
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, p.177).
Listing NGR: SP0983167047
Source: English Heritage
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