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Latitude: 54.8876 / 54°53'15"N
Longitude: -3.0168 / 3°1'0"W
OS Eastings: 334874
OS Northings: 555233
OS Grid: NY348552
Mapcode National: GBR 7CCX.PQ
Mapcode Global: WH801.MDNY
Entry Name: Tempest Tower Farmhouse and Folly Tower
Listing Date: 19 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031807
English Heritage Legacy ID: 78367
Location: Orton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5
Civil Parish: Orton
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Great Orton St Giles
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 35 NW
Tempest Tower Farmhouse and Folly Tower
Farmhouse and Folly tower. Mid C19 house with tower dated 1875 and inscription TEMPEST TOWER, ..... RUTH SIBSON, further weathered inscription panel to rear. House of Flemish bond brickwork with pale stretchers; rusticated stone quoins. Welsh slate roof, yellow brick chimney stacks. Tower of red and calciferous mixed sandstone ashlar, brick to rear and cement rendered sides; roof hidden by battlemented parapet. 2-storey, 3-bay house with set-back extension to right of 2 storeys, 2 bays; 4-storey tower. 4-panel door with radial fanlight in round-headed brick arch with Ionic columns in antis. 2-pane sash windows with flat brick arches and stone sills. Extension has one C20 window; other sash windows with glazing bars. Tower has large round entrance to farmyard with Ionic columns in antis. Round-headed narrow windows on each floor, smaller flanking stair windows. Adjoining outbuildings are of no interest.
Listing NGR: NY3487455233
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