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Harlow Hill Tower (Observatory)

A Grade II Listed Building in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 53.9829 / 53°58'58"N

Longitude: -1.5623 / 1°33'44"W

OS Eastings: 428802

OS Northings: 454183

OS Grid: SE288541

Mapcode National: GBR KQJC.KZ

Mapcode Global: WHC8L.Z47Z

Entry Name: Harlow Hill Tower (Observatory)

Listing Date: 18 July 1949

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329901

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Town: Harrogate

Electoral Ward/Division: Harlow Moor

Built-Up Area: Harrogate

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Beckwithshaw St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

Harlow Hill Tower
(Observatory )
SE 2854 24/13 18.7.49


Circa 1829 built bu John Thompson as a 90 ft high viewpoint embracing "three
cathedrals, seven battlefields, seventeen castles, twenty-three abbeys,twenty
market towns, over seventy gentleman's seats and nearly two hundred churches"
(Hargrave). Plain square tower of hammer dressed ashlar. Modern domed observatory
roof and upper storey with plain coping. Irregularly placed loops. 2 storey
entrance extension on east side with tiled roof and 1st floor doorway approached
by steps.

Listing NGR: SE2880254183

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

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