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Date Listed: 29 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 315816
OS Grid Reference: ST8749279804
OS Grid Coordinates: 387492, 179804
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5170, -2.1816
GRITTLETON EAST FOSCOTE
ST 87 NE
Estate cottage of Grittleton estate, c1840 by J. Thomson for Joseph
Neeld. Rubble stone with squared ashlar block to south front,
stone slate eaves roof. 1½ storeys. South front has exceedingly
tall and thin 5-stage ashlar octagonal tower at south west angle
with moulded plinth and dripcourses with uncarved bosses at angles.
Top stage has arcading with column shafts, with windows on cardinal
faces, blank elsewhere and corbelled parapet. House is T-plan with
tower at south west angle of west wing which has hipped roof and 2-
shaft rear stack. Front has single light in eaves-breaking dormer
gable over door in depressed-arched surround set in broad ashlar
porch between tower and gabled south end of main range. Stepped
parapet with shield over moulded depressed-arched entry. Stone
seats within. Moulded plinth and string course. South end of main
range has ground-floor 3-light canted ashlar bay with stone roof
and first floor single light. Two-window east side has 4-shaft
ridge stack, rubble stone walls and plain mullion windows, the
upper windows under eaves breaking dormers. Door at right end in
gabled stone porch. Tower, similar to but taller than the one at
Fosse Lodge (q.v.) is variously said to have been an observation
tower for following the hunt and a telegraph tower.
Listing NGR: ST8749279804
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