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Tower and Roadside Wall to West of Houndhill Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Worsbrough, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5329 / 53°31'58"N

Longitude: -1.4935 / 1°29'36"W

OS Eastings: 433667

OS Northings: 404143

OS Grid: SE336041

Mapcode National: GBR LW0L.G9

Mapcode Global: WHDCX.1G2G

Entry Name: Tower and Roadside Wall to West of Houndhill Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Last Amended: 4 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333959

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Worsbrough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Worsbrough Common St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text

SE30SW (south side)

Tower and roadside wall
to west of Houndhill
11.11.66 farmhouse (part of item
formerly listed as Tower
in garden of Hound Hill
Boundary wall with tower. c1640-44 for Richard Elmhirst. Rubble sandstone.
Wall surmounting roadside bank with circular stone tower at north end. Wall
has triangular copings which rise over a blocked quoined doorway. Tower has
doorway facing Houndhill farmhouse (q.v.) with chamfered quoins and curved lintel.
4 small openings beneath coped parapet.

Interior of tower: narrow stone steps to raised platform behind parapet. Civil
war fortification to protect Royalist garrison at Houndhill.

Listing NGR: SE3366704143

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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