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IoE Number: 382793
Location: BASTION TO NORTH EAST ANGLE AND ATTACHED WALLS OF GARDEN OF FORMER EPISCOPAL PALACE, THE CLOSE (north side)
  LICHFIELD, LICHFIELD, STAFFORDSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Denis True
Date Photographed: 28 April 2002
Date listed: 06 March 1970
Date of last amendment: 17 June 1994
Grade II*

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LICHFIELD SK1109NE THE CLOSE 1094-1/5/216 (North side) 06/03/70 Bastion to NE angle and attached walls of garden of former Episcopal Palace (Formerly Listed as: THE CLOSE Bastion in the garden of the former Episcopal Palace) GV II* Truncated bastion and garden walls partly built on foundations of medieval close defences. Probably early C14 with later alterations and late C17 and C18 garden walls. Dressed stone and brick. Octagonal tower has rubble base and brick re-facing with stone quoins and raking brick buttresses; C18 or C19 parapet with some stone coping. Most detail obscured by ivy, but one stone-dressed window visible to south east; entrance to west has shouldered lintel and battened door. INTERIOR recorded as having stone dogleg stair and chamber with garderobe, 3 high windows and probably late medieval vault. Garden wall extends south along line of defences, and the rear garden wall extends west, with dry moat to north and east; rear wall has stone facing and raking buttresses to north, stone base to south; the east end has been altered for conservatory, now demolished. Wall to west marks boundary between the gardens of the Deanery and the Palace, with a deviation east about halfway along its length; part of this wall may be late C17. An important remaining part of the medieval defences of the close. (Drury P: The Capitular Estate of Dean and Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral: 1987-; Victoria History of the County of Stafford: Greenslade M W: Lichfield: Oxford: 1990-: P.60-1).

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