Prospect Tower and attached wing, Knypersley, Biddulph - Staffordshire Moorlands

Built in 1828 by John Bateman as a gamekeeper's house and eye catcher on the Knypersley Hall estate landscape, this three storey octagonal tower constructed in red sandstone has been disused for more than 25 years and is in a poor state of repair. The reoccupation of the building is limited by the presence of bats. An options appraisal for the building was completed in 2017 which makes recommendations for its future use.

Prospect Tower and attached wing, Knypersley, Biddulph - Staffordshire Moorlands
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Prospect Tower and attached Wing
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1037810
  • Local Planning Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden building

Location

  • Building Name: Prospect Tower and attached wing
  • Locality: Knypersley
  • County: Staffordshire
  • District / Borough: Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Parish: Biddulph
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Staffordshire Moorlands
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority

Contact Details

Aimee Henderson 0121 625 6854

Next steps

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