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Latitude: 51.0585 / 51°3'30"N
Longitude: -4.0637 / 4°3'49"W
OS Eastings: 255470
OS Northings: 130819
OS Grid: SS554308
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.FQC3
Mapcode Global: FRA 26CB.4NF
Entry Name: The Tower
Listing Date: 25 February 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1253651
English Heritage Legacy ID: 436902
Location: Tawstock, North Devon, Devon, EX31
Civil Parish: Tawstock
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Tawstock St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 53 SE
2/105 The Tower
Folly, built in form of look-out tower. Probably late C18. Stone rubble with stone
dressings. Lead roofing removed in late 1940s. Tall round tower with smaller
circular stair turret, which rises slightly above the tower, adjoining to west.
Stair turret and tower both of 3 stages demarcated by unmoulded stone strings.
Embattled parapet partly surviving to stair turret. The tower has Gothick pointed
arched window openings to each stage on south and north sides. On south side the
larger opening to the top stage has transomed timber mullion windows of 3 segmental
arched lights, the middle stage window has been removed and the bottom opening
infilled. On the north side the first and second stage windows are blocked, the top
stage window opening set slightly to the right over a blocked ground floor doorway
with timber lintel and brick relieving arch. Entrance to east side with cambered
lintel and plank door. Pointed arched window opening above to third stage with
transomed timber mullion windows of 3 segmental-arched lights.
Stair turret has narrow single light window openings to south side with segmental
arched timber lights to the upper 2 stages, the bottom stage window blocked.
Pointed arched window openings to each stage on west side, the 2 light transomed
mullion windows boarded over.
Listing NGR: SS5547030819
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