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Peterson's Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sway, Hampshire

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Latitude: 50.7696 / 50°46'10"N

Longitude: -1.6045 / 1°36'16"W

OS Eastings: 427987

OS Northings: 96740

OS Grid: SZ279967

Mapcode National: GBR 66H.P4W

Mapcode Global: FRA 77J1.W6H

Plus Code: 9C2WQ99W+R6

Entry Name: Peterson's Tower

Listing Date: 11 April 1975

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 144435

Location: Sway, New Forest, Hampshire, SO41

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Sway

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Hordle All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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13/14 Peterson's Tower

Folly tower. 1879-1885 for ATT Peterson. Mass concrete built in lifts, the
concrete being rammed into wooden frames. Tower is 66m high, slender,of square
plan, with higher polygonal stair-turret and lantern on top. Of plinth and 3
stages, 10 storey, centre stage larger, between stages moulded string, on each
face of each stage recessed pointed panel, window inside mostly pointed but general
style was intended to be Indian as drum and domes of stair-turret and lantern are.
At ground floor level 2 single storey wings. Peterson wanted to be entombed on
top, with a permanent strong light, this was not allowed. Landmark in tradition
of C18 "follies", and remarkably early example of concrete construction.

Listing NGR: SU3267299446

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