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The Gibraltar Tower, Heathfield Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heathfield, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9701 / 50°58'12"N

Longitude: 0.2602 / 0°15'36"E

OS Eastings: 558790

OS Northings: 121394

OS Grid: TQ587213

Mapcode National: GBR MRX.0M7

Mapcode Global: FRA C6FK.35S

Entry Name: The Gibraltar Tower, Heathfield Park

Listing Date: 30 August 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194199

English Heritage Legacy ID: 295189

Location: Heathfield and Waldron, Wealden, East Sussex, TN21

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Heathfield and Waldron

Built-Up Area: Heathfield

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Heathfield St Richard

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 19/12/2012

TQ 52 SE 3/792D

The Gibraltar Tower
Heathfield Park


Originally called Heathfield Tower. Ornamental tower of 3 storeys erected
by Francis Newbery in 1792-3 to commemorate the successful defence of Gibraltar
by General Lord Heathfield from 1779 to 1782. Possibly designed by John
Crunden. Ashlar. The ground floor is octagonal and has 8 coved and pointed
recesses, of which the heads are now filled with weather-boarding. Cornice
above ground floor. The upper portions of the tower are round. The first
floor has 4 pointed windows (now filled with weather-boarding), and 4 round
recesses containing quatrefoil ornamentation. Stringcourse above first
floor. The top storey has 4 round windows (now filled with weather-boarding),
and above machicolation, a cornice and blocking course. The interior comprises
a circular staircase and 3 rooms originally decorated with views of Gibraltar,
since removed.

Listing NGR: TQ5879021394

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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