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Description: Single Tower Farmhouse and Attached Walls
Date Listed: 11 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 308544
OS Grid Reference: SP3261791063
OS Grid Coordinates: 432617, 291063
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5165, -1.5208
NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH ANSLEY ROAD
SP39SW (South side)
1/6 Single Tower Farmhouse and
Farmhouse and attached walls. Mid/late C18, with some C19 alterations. Probably
built for Sir Roger Newdigate of Arbury Hall. Sandstone rubble; rear of raking
Flemish bond brick. Plain-tile roofs; tower has flat roof and coped parapet.
Brick ridge and internal stacks. L-plan, with wing on left to rear and round
tower to angle. Very simple Gothic style tower. 2 storeys and 3-storey tower;
4-window range. Front is at right angles to road. Tower has arched openings. C19
half-glazed 4-panelled door and overlight, and fanlight with glazing bars.
Second floor has window of 2 fixed lights. Lower round stair turret attached to
left has small arched casements. Central 2-window range has C19 four-panelled
door and hipped plain-tile hood on chamfered brackets. 3-light casements to
right and first floor. All openings have chamfered stone surrounds. Windows
throughout have glazing bars. Left range forms sham square tower: second floor
with coped parapet is a screen wall, with internal stack behind it. Ground floor
has segmental-arched one-light casement in chamfered stone surround. Left return
side has similar 3-light mullioned windows. Right return side to road has wing
of one storey and attic with gable dormer, and one- and two-light plain
casements. Tower has 2-light straight-headed casement and arched window above.
Rear is irregular. Interior has circular rooms to tower; ground-floor room has
moulded wood cornice above fireplace. Winder stairs. Room in 2-storey range has
large open fireplace. Walls attached at right angles to tower and left return
side have coping and doorways with stone lintels.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p71)
Listing NGR: SP3261791063
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