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 has been completed, 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:
    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