The Old Gatehouse from the road near Tixall.

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Tixall Hall and Gatehouse, Grade I Listed Building For a drawing circa 1686 see here... The Tudor manor house at Tixall Hall (SJ 9792 2297) had additions made during the Georgian period but no visible remains of this original building now survive, neither does anything survive of the Medieval Chapel which is known to have been attached to the Hall, although the remains of the 19th century Stable Block may still be seen. The historic site now lies beneath the modern residential development of Tixall Mews. The Elizabethan Tixall Hall Gatehouse (SJ 9791 2294) was built of brick faced with ashlar c.1575 to a rectangular plan with octagonal turrets at each corner roofed with ogee-domes and a central archway through the centre. The building has three storeys each decorated in a particular order of ancient Greek architectural style, succeeding from the Doric columns at ground level, through the Ionic of the first floor and culminating with Corinthian columns on the top floor. Much of the roof is missing and the floors have vanished but the building is Listed Grade I and is therefore protected from the developers.

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pedrocut on March 17, 2009

Tixall Hall and Gatehouse

The Tudor manor house at Tixall Hall (SJ 9792 2297) had additions made during the Georgian period but no visible remains of this original building now survive, neither does anything survive of the Medieval Chapel which is known to have been attached to the Hall, although the remains of the 19th century Stable Block may still be seen. The historic site now lies beneath the modern residential development of Tixall Mews. The Elizabethan Tixall Hall Gatehouse (SJ 9791 2294) was built of brick faced with ashlar c.1575 to a rectangular plan with octagonal turrets at each corner roofed with ogee-domes and a central archway through the centre. The building has three storeys each decorated in a particular order of ancient Greek architectural style, succeeding from the Doric columns at ground level, through the Ionic of the first floor and culminating with Corinthian columns on the top floor. Much of the roof is missing and the floors have vanished but the building is Listed Grade I and is therefore protected from the developers.

For more information of the history of Tixall see here

Diggory Venn on April 16, 2011

something unusual in this standing lonely by the road

pedrocut on April 18, 2011

Hi Diggory, although the building is protected now, it seems strange how it survived while others around it disappeared.

All the best Peter

Diggory Venn on April 19, 2011

Thanks Peter!I like it wonderful standing alone!

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  • Uploaded on March 17, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2005/07/14 12:41:12
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