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Falcon Tower About 35 Yards North West of Westwood House

A Grade I Listed Building in Westwood, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.2739 / 52°16'26"N

Longitude: -2.183 / 2°10'58"W

OS Eastings: 387610

OS Northings: 263989

OS Grid: SO876639

Mapcode National: GBR 1F7.DXN

Mapcode Global: VH92G.33SN

Entry Name: Falcon Tower About 35 Yards North West of Westwood House

Listing Date: 14 March 1969

Last Amended: 21 March 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296011

English Heritage Legacy ID: 148138

Location: Westwood, Wychavon, Worcestershire, WR9

County: Worcestershire

District: Wychavon

Civil Parish: Westwood

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

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Listing Text


4/242 Falcon Tower about
35 yards north-west of
- Westwood House

Garden pavilion, now house. 1660-70 for Sir John Pakington as part of
the major alterations to his grandfather's hunting lodge, Westwood House (qv)
to convert it into the main family home; restored by Sir Reginald Blomfield
early C20 and altered mid-C20. Red brick in English bond with sandstone
ashlar dressings; untouched by classicism apart from fishscale-tiled two-
stage ogee cupola with cut finial. Square plan; three storeys on chamfered
plinth with moulded eaves cornice; stone mullioned and transomed windows to
first floor and 2-light mullioned windows to second floor. Main south
entrance has a studded door and 2-light mullioned window to right; east
elevation has inserted double doors, and the west elevation has a C20
hipped roof, single storey extension and the first floor window is blocked.
Upper north-east corners each have bartizan stone chimneys with octagonal
shafts. There were originally four garden pavilions linked to the main
house and the gate house (qv) by a series of low walls, forming a dramatic
composition as shown by Kip's illustration of c1698. The two westernmost
pavilions and all the enclosures were removed during the C18.
(CL, xii, 689; Lxiv, 50, 94; Lxiii, 1689; cxxxiv, 738; VCH III (i); BoE).

Listing NGR: SO8761263989

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