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Azerley Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Azerley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1629 / 54°9'46"N

Longitude: -1.5933 / 1°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 426651

OS Northings: 474202

OS Grid: SE266742

Mapcode National: GBR KN99.VG

Mapcode Global: WHC7M.HMHH

Entry Name: Azerley Tower

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331018

Location: Azerley, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Azerley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

(north side, off)

5/16 Azerley Tower

- II

Folly and look-out tower. 1839, for Robert Crompton of Azerley Chase.
Coursed cobbles and limestone rubble, gritstone dressings and quoins; stone
slate roof. Single-storey 3-bay cottage, T-shaped in plan with a 2-stage
tower approximately 20 metres high built in the centre of the south side,
and projecting 2-bay service wing to the north. South facade: central
arched double door with quoined jambs and Gothick arch with hood-mould
flanked by cross-windows with quoined surrounds and hood-moulds. Stone
gutter brackets, eaves band, raised verges, end corniced stacks. Tower:
square in section with narrow staircase windows on each side. Moulded band
at first stage and below embattled parapet. Rear: C20 porch and door, C19
and C20 windows. Interior not inspected. The tower is said to have been
built by Robert Crompton as a gamekeeper's house and watch tower to trace
the movement of game birds and poachers.

Listing NGR: SE2956070331

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