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Elgin Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2113 / 51°12'40"N

Longitude: -3.4768 / 3°28'36"W

OS Eastings: 296941

OS Northings: 146826

OS Grid: SS969468

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.3WJH

Mapcode Global: VH5JY.PTB8

Entry Name: Elgin Tower

Listing Date: 28 October 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391227

Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


900-1/3/72 (North side)
28/10/76 Elgin Tower


House. Dated 1887. Snecked red sandstone ashlar; gabled slate
roofs and brick stacks. Asymmetrical complex plan. Scottish
Baronial style. 3 and 4 storeys; irregular window pattern.
3-storey crow-stepped gable to the left, 4-storey square tower
to the right with a taller stair turret and canon waterspouts;
castellated parapets with false machiolation. The entrance,
approached from the left by a flight of stairs to the first
floor, has a large semicircular arch under a crow-stepped
gable with a datestone. Rainwater heads are also dated. A low
circular bay is to the right. INTERIOR not inspected.
This is a prestigious house in a dominant position high above
the town.

Listing NGR: SS9694146826

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

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