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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
Entry Name: Peel Tower at Os Ss 49123674
Listing Date: 14 November 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1107114
English Heritage Legacy ID: 98289
Location: Braunton, North Devon, Devon, EX33
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
SS 4836-4936 BRAUNTON BRAUNTON
12/47 Peel Tower at O.S. SS49123674
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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