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Horton Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Horton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8602 / 50°51'36"N

Longitude: -1.9581 / 1°57'29"W

OS Eastings: 403041

OS Northings: 106743

OS Grid: SU030067

Mapcode National: GBR 426.XDT

Mapcode Global: FRA 66ST.NZ4

Plus Code: 9C2WV26R+3P

Entry Name: Horton Tower

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107538

Location: Horton, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Horton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Horton and Chalbury St Wolfrida

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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5/79 Horton Tower



Folly in the form of a tower, said to have been built as an 'observatory'.
Probably for Humphrey Sturt. Brick, Flemish bond to main tower, header bond to
outer turrets. Roof missing. Hexagonal in plan with round turrets to
alternate faces. Seven storeys, turret rising for 5. Pointed brick lancets.
Moulded brick string courses to third floor. Fifth floor has modillioned
brick cornice with pediments to central bays and brick domes to turrets.
Similar cornice to 7th floor. Internal woodwork decayed. (R.C.H.M. Dorset,
Vol V, p.37, no. 7, Newman J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England.
Dorset, 1972, p.235).

Listing NGR: SU0304106743

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