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Charborough Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Morden, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7776 / 50°46'39"N

Longitude: -2.1017 / 2°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 392923

OS Northings: 97558

OS Grid: SY929975

Mapcode National: GBR 31V.3G3

Mapcode Global: FRA 67H1.120

Entry Name: Charborough Tower

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120555

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108409

Location: Morden, Dorset, Dorset, BH16

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Morden

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Almer and Charborough St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


3/131 Charborough Tower

Tower "folly". Built 1790, partly reconstructed and heightened 1839 after
lightning damage. Plastered walls, lead flat roof with parapet. Octagonal
plan. Of 5 stages, each slightly recessed, divided by moulded string courses.
Angle buttresses with pinnacles to the 2 lower stages. Pointed arched door-
way with 2-light traceried window over. Blind windows in the 3 centre stages.
Open traceried windows in the top stage. Internally, a stone spiral stair with
ornamental iron balustrade leads up to the viewing chamber in the top stage.
RCHM Monument 3.

Listing NGR: SY9292397558

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