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Latitude: 50.6866 / 50°41'11"N
Longitude: -3.8379 / 3°50'16"W
OS Eastings: 270264
OS Northings: 89052
OS Grid: SX702890
Mapcode National: GBR QB.Y3TT
Mapcode Global: FRA 27V8.8M7
Entry Name: Rushford Tower
Listing Date: 20 February 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1146602
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94595
Location: Chagford, West Devon, Devon, TQ13
District: West Devon
Civil Parish: Chagford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chagford St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SX 78 NW CHAGFORD
4/66 Rushford Tower
Small observation tower. Mid or late C19. Granite stone rubble laid to rough
courses with large dressed quoins and some granite ashlar detail; roof is now
Plan and description: small square-section tower, originally 2 storeys high. It
faces east with a circular newel stair turret projecting from the left (south) side
and rising higher than the tower. It is Victorian Gothic in style. The tower front
contains a relatively large doorway; a 2-centred arch with ashlar voussoirs, and it
contains a plank door. Directly above is a twin lancet window with sunken spandrels
in the headstone. At the top is a plain projecting stringcourse but the parapet
above has collapsed. The stringcourse is continued round the stair turret. Below
this is a tiny slit window lighting the stairs and above it a series of small plain
lancets and another stringcourse at the top. Inside only the granite stairs remain.
This small observation tower is situated in woodland owned by the Hayter-Hames family
of Chagford House (q.v.). The family used the woods for shooting parties and the
tower was used by the women and children to watch the sport.
Listing NGR: SX7026489052
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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