KIRTLING TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1126291
Date first listed:
01-Dec-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
25-Apr-1984
Statutory Address:
KIRTLING TOWER, NEWMARKET ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
KIRTLING TOWER, NEWMARKET ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
East Cambridgeshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Kirtling
National Grid Reference:
TL 68683 57441

Details

TL 65 NE KIRTLING NEWMARKET ROAD (East Side)

7/125 Kirtling Tower 1.12.51 (formerly listed as Kirtling Towers)

GV I

Gatehouse c.1530 built for Lord North (c.1496-1564), house rebuilt c.1872, architect J.A. Hansom (1803-1882). Red brick with black diaper brick patterning, limestone dressings. Flat leaded roof to tower, steeply pitched slate roofs to house with gable parapet to east. Gatehouse, three storeys with main south entrance blocked and ground floor incorporated into plan of C19 house. House, two storeys to rear of tower, double pile extending to east and west. Gatehouse has four octagonal corner turrets rising above embattled parapet with two-light, four-centred arched windows. Two larger turrets to south flank original entrance with four-centred arch infilled with C19 three-lancet-light window. Fine two storey limestone oriel window above, segmental in plan with enriched frieze, mullioned and transomed windows with vertical lines continued in blind panels. Lateral stack with two shafts. C19 house details similar to gatehouse with three first floor and two ground floor mullioned and transomed windows. Closed, embattled porch in angle with boarded and studded door in four-centred arch approached by stone steps. Interior details include oak newel stair to tower with original doors and four-centred arched doorways. C19 details to house with good staircase. The original hall survived until 1801 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth I in 1578, it was situated within the moated site of a Saxon Castle owned by King Harold. Pevsner, Buildings of England, p.420. Bailey, I.S., Kirtling, 1979. Taylor, C., The Cambridgeshire Landscape, p152, 1973. Prints of Kirtling Hall, CC. Maynard Ms. Vol.IX, CRO. Country Life, Vol.LXIX, p102. RCHM (Cambs notes), 1953.

Listing NGR: TL6868357441

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
49203
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bailey, I S, Kirtling, (1979)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Cambridgeshire, (1970), 420
Taylor, C , Cambridgeshire Landscape, (1973), 152
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 69, (), 102

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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