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Latitude: 54.9225 / 54°55'20"N
Longitude: -3.0559 / 3°3'21"W
OS Eastings: 332419
OS Northings: 559151
OS Grid: NY324591
Mapcode National: GBR 7C3J.67
Mapcode Global: WH7ZV.1J2Q
Entry Name: Tower to North West of Fulwood House
Listing Date: 19 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1087489
English Heritage Legacy ID: 78222
Location: Burgh By Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5
Civil Parish: Burgh by Sands
Built-Up Area: Burgh by Sands
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Burgh-by-Sands St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
NY 3259 BURGH BY SANDS Burgh by Sands
Tower to north-west
of Fulwood House
Probably watch tower. Late C18. English garden wall bond brickwork partly
rendered, roof hidden by battlemented parapet. Small, square 3-storey tower.
Open ground floor chamber has segmental arch with impost blocks and keystone.
External stone steps to side entrance at first floor level: similar plank door
on opposite side, has painted letters GHQ, thought to date from its use by the
Home Guard in World War II. First floor sash windows with glazing bars in
shallow segmental brick arches, on north and south faces. Diamond-paned iron
casements above. Ground floor interior has small square angle niches. Thought
to have been used by excise officers to watch for smugglers bringing contraband
through the Solway from the Isle of Man. See Transactions Cumberland &
Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society, new series, liii, pp216-7,
illustrating a similar tower at Drumburgh House. Derelict and unoccupied at time
Listing NGR: NY3241959151
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