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Peel Tower at Os SS 49123674

A Grade II Listed Building in Braunton, Devon

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Latitude: 51.11 / 51°6'35"N

Longitude: -4.1568 / 4°9'24"W

OS Eastings: 249117

OS Northings: 136733

OS Grid: SS491367

Mapcode National: GBR KL.BBT0

Mapcode Global: VH3Q7.WCVF

Plus Code: 9C3Q4R5V+X7

Entry Name: Peel Tower at Os SS 49123674

Listing Date: 14 November 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98289

Location: Braunton, North Devon, Devon, EX33

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Braunton

Built-Up Area: Braunton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Braunton St Brannock

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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12/47 Peel Tower at O.S. SS49123674

- II

Peel Tower, built 1857 for Thomas Mortimer of Franklyn Cottage. Creeper-clad rubble
3-stage tower with first floor access to rear. Floors and roof collapsed. 3
square-headed openings with timber lintels on sides and rear of first stage, the
sill of rear opening lowered by loss of rubble. Front wall opening has also been
knocked out but semi-circular brick arch mostly survives. Square opening in top
stage rear wall with timber lintel. The inner bottom stage walls are splayed in the
corners. Originally "the lower basement part (was intended) for a greenhouse: the
apartment above a study: and at the top an observatory; between the second and third
compartment is a niche, intended for a statue of Sir R(obert) Peel", according to
Billings Directory (1857). Originally the tower was surmounted by a castellated
parapet and corner finials. (A small plaque in retaining wall near back door of
Franklins Cottage is inscribed "Disraeli's Refuge : Sneering, Jeering, Satirical
Ben/ most Specious of Sophists and Spiteful of men").

Listing NGR: SS4911736733

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