© Mr Alfred John Dyson LRPS
ABBEY GATEHOUSE, HIGH STREET (south side)
POLESWORTH, NORTH WARWICKSHIRE, WARWICKSHIRE
Mr Alfred John Dyson LRPS
01 March 2002
23 November 1951
Date of last amendment:
23 May 1988
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POLESWORTH HIGH STREET
SK20SE (South side)
5/90 Abbey Gatehouse and No.24
23/11/51 (Formerly listed as Abbey
gatehouse and other remains
No.26, No.28, No.30)
Abbey gatehouse, now gatehouse and flat above. Part of a group of attached
buildings. Late C14; upper part partly rebuilt C17, Regular coursed sandstone;
upper part is timber-framed, of studding with middle rail and brick infill.
Plain-tile roof has coped gable parapets with kneelers, and remains of finial to
right; C20 brick left end stack, 2 storeys; 3-window range, High ground floor
has large wide gateway on right. Pedestrian gateway to left has chamfered jambs
and elliptical arch of 2 orders, 2 small round-arched lights of differing sizes
above and to left. First floor has partly-leaded 3-light wood muilioned windows.
To the rear the gateway has a cambered beam. C14 doorway to right of pedestrian
gateway rids chamfered pointed arch and hood mould with return stops; C20 plank
door, Two C20 box dormers. Interior has 2-centred arched doorway in mezzanine to
left with roll-moulding supporting massive joists. Further 2-centred arched
doorway above and late c14 three-bay roof with cambered tie beams, arched braces
and king posts with struts to collars and purlin. Renewed rafters. Scheduled as
an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire: p373; VCH: Warwickshire: Vol IV, p186)