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Walls, Towers and Gateway Enclosing Whitacre Hall, Nether Whitacre

Description: Walls, Towers and Gateway Enclosing Whitacre Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 November 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 309409

OS Grid Reference: SP2413793674
OS Grid Coordinates: 424137, 293674
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5404, -1.6455

Location: Nether Whitacre, Warwickshire B46 2PD

Locality: Nether Whitacre
Local Authority: North Warwickshire Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: B46 2PD

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Listing Text

SP29SW (North side)

5/95 Walls, towers and gateway
11/11/52 enclosing Whitacre Hall
(Formerly listed as Whitacre
Hall including moat walls,
tower and gatehouse)


Walls, towers and gateway. Probably an early C16 remodelling of an earlier
medieval site, with a gateway of circa 1600. Later alterations. The walls and
towers are of coursed sandstone rubble and the gateway is built of red brick
with a plain tile roof. The rectangular site is surrounded by a moat and the
walls act as a revetment to the inner bank and rise approximately 3 feet above
ground level. A square open backed tower projects from each corner except the
north-east. Each has a chamfered plinth and a small rectangular loop to each
side. They were all formerly capped by brick crenellations but only those to the
south-east tower are well preserved. The gateway is in the centre of the south
side. A round-headed entrance arch with ovolo-moulded surround is set within a
square headed recess with ovolo and ogee-moulded surround. The recess has a
timber lintel with ovolo-moulding and there is a shaped gable above which was
formerly capped by a finial, the base for which remains. Nail studded gate
containing an opening for a wicker gate. To the rear is a timber-framed gable:
the tie beam has ogee- and ovolo-mouldings and a carved trail of oak leaves. In
the panels above are quatrefoil shapes and oak leaf motifs. To each side of the
gate-house is an ornamental loop.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p360; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, 1965,

Listing NGR: SP2413793674

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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