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: West 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: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade I, CA

Contact Details

Chris Miners 0121 625 6835

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England