BASTION TO NORTH EAST ANGLE AND ATTACHED WALLS OF GARDEN OF FORMER EPISCOPAL PALACE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1194878

Date first listed: 06-Mar-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Jun-1994

Statutory Address: BASTION TO NORTH EAST ANGLE AND ATTACHED WALLS OF GARDEN OF FORMER EPISCOPAL PALACE, THE CLOSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BASTION TO NORTH EAST ANGLE AND ATTACHED WALLS OF GARDEN OF FORMER EPISCOPAL PALACE, THE CLOSE

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

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield (District Authority)

Parish: Lichfield

National Grid Reference: SK 11557 09918

Details

LICHFIELD

SK1109NE THE CLOSE 1094-1/5/216 (North side) 06/03/70 Bastion to NE angle and attached walls of garden of former Episcopal Palace (Formerly Listed as: THE CLOSE Bastion in the garden of the former Episcopal Palace)

GV II*

Truncated bastion and garden walls partly built on foundations of medieval close defences. Probably early C14 with later alterations and late C17 and C18 garden walls. Dressed stone and brick. Octagonal tower has rubble base and brick re-facing with stone quoins and raking brick buttresses; C18 or C19 parapet with some stone coping. Most detail obscured by ivy, but one stone-dressed window visible to south east; entrance to west has shouldered lintel and battened door. INTERIOR recorded as having stone dogleg stair and chamber with garderobe, 3 high windows and probably late medieval vault. Garden wall extends south along line of defences, and the rear garden wall extends west, with dry moat to north and east; rear wall has stone facing and raking buttresses to north, stone base to south; the east end has been altered for conservatory, now demolished. Wall to west marks boundary between the gardens of the Deanery and the Palace, with a deviation east about halfway along its length; part of this wall may be late C17. An important remaining part of the medieval defences of the close. (Drury P: The Capitular Estate of Dean and Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral: 1987-; Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W: Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.60-1).

Listing NGR: SK1155709918

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 382793

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Drury, P, The Capitular Estate of Dean and Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral, (1987)
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Stafford, (1990), 60-1

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