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Saxonbury Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Rotherfield, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0742 / 51°4'27"N

Longitude: 0.2509 / 0°15'3"E

OS Eastings: 557781

OS Northings: 132951

OS Grid: TQ577329

Mapcode National: GBR MQJ.Q6L

Mapcode Global: FRA C6D8.ZGS

Plus Code: 9F3237F2+M8

Entry Name: Saxonbury Tower

Listing Date: 24 August 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435629

Location: Rotherfield, Wealden, East Sussex, TN6

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: Rotherfield

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Mark Cross St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Description

FRANT
ERIDGE PARK,ERIDGE
TQ 53 SE
995-/14/10012 Saxonbury Tower
II
Observation tower or folly. Dated 1828 over doorcase. One of a
series of follies built for the Nevill estate. Circular tower
of 5 stages, tapering to top. Built of brown header bond
brickwork on tooled sandstone base with Roman cement
pseudo-machicolations to parapet and roll-moulded bands
between floors. Conical iron roof reputed to have been covered
in copper at one time. Arrowslit windows with splayed
embrasure internally. Cambered arched doorcase with date 1828
in shields on either side and central coronet with initials H
and A. Door missing at time of survey. Internal sandstone
spiral staircase with sections of first and second stages
missing at time of survey.


Listing NGR: TQ5778132951

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