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© Mr Robin W. Symons ARPS

IoE Number: 197040
Photographer: Mr Robin W. Symons ARPS
Date Photographed: 14 August 2002
Date listed: 16 December 1964
Date of last amendment: 16 December 1964
Grade I

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SK 87 NWTORKSEYTRENT SIDE2/78Torksey Castle16-12-64I

SK 87 NW TORKSEY TRENT SIDE 2/78 Torksey Castle 16-12-64 I Country house, now a ruin. The west facade and part of the rear wall only survive. 1560. Coursed lias and limestone rubble, red brick in English bond, all with ashlar dressings and some diaper work in blue brick headers. 3 storey 7 bay front, arranged with 4 single projecting facetted bays which rise full height and were taller than the 3 intervening bays which were topped by crow stepped gables, only the left hand one of which survives. Plinth, moulded first floor string course and bands to towers. The lowest storey is in stone and has an irregular pattern of fenestration comprising single, 2, and 3 light windows. The central bay is missing at ground level and the upper work is supported on a later brick pier. Above the central bay to either side are 2 corbelled out chimney backs with mouldedstone corbels, between these is set a 3 light window. To the left are 2 similar windows, one contained in a projecting tower. The furthermost projecting tower has a 4 light window flanked by single similar windows on the facets. To the right the first tower has single openings with hood moulds, the second tower has 2 light windows with hood moulds to front face and facets; between the towers is a further 3 light window. To the second floor two 2 light windows survive in 2 of the gables,and 2 light and single openings to 3 of the towers. All windows are stone cross mullioned except the 2 in the gables. The inside wall shows 2 original fireplaces, one with a 4 centred moulded arched surround with sunk spandrels. The other with flat lintels and moulded ashlar surround having a slightly projecting ledge. In the tower, to the left of the central bay are the sockets for a turning stair which emerged at first floor level through a 4 centred arched doorway. To the rear at ground floor level is a broad 4 centred arched kitchen fireplace. At first floor is a 4 centred arched fireplace with moulded surround terminating in Tudor rose stops with foliated spandrels. The house was built by Sir Robert Jermyn and slighted during the Civil War. A drawing by Nattes of 1793 in the Banks collection shows the west facade in its ruinous condition. Also scheduled as an Ancient Monument.

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