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Leicester Tower to West of Abbey Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Evesham, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.1099 / 52°6'35"N

Longitude: -1.9571 / 1°57'25"W

OS Eastings: 403032

OS Northings: 245725

OS Grid: SP030457

Mapcode National: GBR 3L3.Q0M

Mapcode Global: VHB0T.176F

Entry Name: Leicester Tower to West of Abbey Manor House

Listing Date: 24 June 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1178685

English Heritage Legacy ID: 147534

Location: Evesham, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR11

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Evesham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Evesham All Saints with St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

Leicester Tower to
west of Abbey Manor House
SP 04 NW 6/264
Circa 1842. Coursed freestone. An octagonal tower rising in 5 stages to a height
of some 50 ft. Overhanging embattled parapet on corbel brackets with grotesque
heads at angles. One pointed arched lancet to each face in plain surround, those
to upper stage being of 2 lights, and some retaining leaded lights. Pointed arched
doorway on west side with stone tablet above inscribed "This tower erected in the
year 1842 to the memory of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, the father and
founder of the British House of Commons who was slain in the Battle of Evesham
in the year 1265". Stands on a wooded slope above the Worcester Road.

Listing NGR: SP0303245725

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