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Tower to North West of Fulwood House

A Grade II Listed Building in Burgh by Sands, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087489

English Heritage Legacy ID: 78222

Location: Burgh By Sands, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA5

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

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

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Listing Text

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
of survey.

Listing NGR: NY3241959151

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