Edgar Tower entrance to the Cathedral Close - Worcester

Gatehouse at the east side of the College Green part of the Worcester Cathedral Precincts. The monument survives as a gatehouse tower that was rebuilt between 1300 and 1335, remodelled in 1369 and restored during the late C19. The gatehouse is constructed from coursed red sandstone with a concealed tile roof. It is rectangular in plan with octagonal embattled towers at each corner. There have been falls of sandstone and structural instability in the towers. The south side has been repaired and a Historic England Repair Grant is funding repairs to the north side which are currently underway.

Edgar Tower entrance to the Cathedral Close - Worcester
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Edgar Tower entrance to the Cathedral Close
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1005306
    Local Planning Authority:
    Worcester
    Site Type:
    Gatehouse

Location

    Building Name:
    Edgar Tower entrance to the Cathedral Close
    County:
    Worcestershire
    District / Borough:
    Worcester
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Worcester
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument, LB grade I, CA