Listed Building: THE TOWERS AT SS 7942 4978
1549, 4, 25
24 November 1988
Date last amended
COUNTISBURY SS 74 NE 4/25 The Towers at SS 7942 4978 - - II Gateway. Circa 1832. Uncoursed stone rubble. Pair of hexagonal turrets with depressed archway between. In a free Gothic revival style. Each turret with plinth, corbelled eaves consisting of Gothic arches springing from projecting round stones, chamfered cornice and domed stone cap with carved stone bird finial. Each turret has tall blind lancet on outer front face, with cill and hoodmould with projecting stones as stops; right-hand pier with open lancet to rear too. Stone-arched doorways on inner face, the left-hand one blind. Depressed archway between turrets with stone voussoirs and brick hoodmould with projecting stones as stops; coped parapet above, raised to centre with carved lion. The gateway stands alongside the long steep drive to Glenthorne (q.v) and marks the beginning of a cliff-top pathway to the west.
Listing NGR: SS7941449777