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© Mr Alfred John Dyson LRPS

IoE Number: 435600
Location: ABBEY GATEHOUSE, HIGH STREET (south side)
  POLESWORTH, NORTH WARWICKSHIRE, WARWICKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Alfred John Dyson LRPS
Date Photographed: 01 March 2002
Date listed: 23 November 1951
Date of last amendment: 23 May 1988
Grade II*

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POLESWORTHHIGH STREETSK20SE(South side)5/90Abbey Gatehouse and No.2423/11/51(Formerly listed as Abbeygatehouse and other remains

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) GV 11* 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)

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