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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1265972



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


District: City of Peterborough

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wothorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1962

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 50494

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1. 5141 WOTHORPE Wothorpe Towers TF 0205 32/698 19.5.62 Towers I GV 2. Ruins of a house built circa 1600 for Thomas Cecil, Earl of Exeter, Lorn Burghley's eldest son. Built of ashlar faced rubble. Remains of central 3 storey block with 4 square 4-storey angle towers, tile top storeys octagonal with circular openings in the parapets, the stone ogee roofs have gone. The towers have tall window openings with moulded architraves and small square over-windows with cornices and flat volute decorations. Moulded cornices at floor levels. The towers are at the corners but originally there were projections between them, one contained the staircase, the hall was in the wing facing north-east which had a porch and a courtyard entered by a gateway which survives. VCH Northamptonshire Vol II.

Listing NGR: TF0253405264

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ryland, W, Adkins, D, Sejeantson, R, The Victoria History of the County of Northampton, (1906)

National Grid Reference: TF 02534 05264


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