WITTON TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1229013

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1952

Statutory Address: WITTON TOWER, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: WITTON TOWER, HIGH STREET

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

District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Witton-le-Wear

National Grid Reference: NZ 14354 31320

Details

CROOK AND WILLINGTON HIGH STREET NZ 1431 (North side) Witton-le-Wear 41/27 Witton Tower 17/4/52 GV II*

House and possible chapel. Medieval with additions and alterations in C17, C18 and C19. Thin courses of sandstone rubble, pink in places, with ashlar dressings and quoins; plinth. Roofs of stone flags and Welsh slate with stone and brick chimneys. Irregular plan. 3-storey, one-bay tower with 2-storey, 2-bay left wing and 3-storey, 3-bay right wing; 2-storey, one-bay link at left to so-called chapel breaking forward. Tudor-arched surround to door at right of tower in c.1900 glazed porch; windows of varying types and sizes, those in tower with stone-mullioned flat-Tudor-headed lights, those at left of tower cross-type on ground floor, 16-pane sash and Y-glazing barred sash above, those in right wing sashes with glazing bars in Tudor-arched surrounds; most have drip or label moulds; right wing has strings on upper floors interrupted by windows. Left link to chapel has 2-light stone-mullioned ground-floor window; upper window obscured by ivy. 'Chapel' has 3-light window under 2-centred-arched drip mould with round stops; small lancet above and belfry in front gable peak. Tower has high coped parapet on string, and central stone chimney stack with tapered yellow pots; brick stacks at right and at outer ends of wings. Interior not inspected.

Listing NGR: NZ1435431320

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 403775

Legacy System: LBS

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