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Tempest Tower Farmhouse and Folly Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Orton, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031807

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78367

Location: Orton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Orton

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Great Orton St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

NY 35 NW

Little Orton
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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