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Round Tower Circa 600 Metres North West of Watermouth Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Berrynarbor, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2169 / 51°13'0"N

Longitude: -4.0739 / 4°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 255255

OS Northings: 148452

OS Grid: SS552484

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.3MS8

Mapcode Global: VH4M5.BPN0

Entry Name: Round Tower Circa 600 Metres North West of Watermouth Castle

Listing Date: 9 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325723

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97005

Location: Berrynarbor, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Berrynarbor

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

BERRYNARBOR
SS 54 NE
1/30 Round tower circa 600 metres
- north-west of Watermouth Castle
-
II
Round tower, probably a look-out associated with Watermouth Castle (q.v.) C19.
Partially rendered stone rubble, lined internally with brick. The swept-up roof
does not survive. Circular on plan. The walls are circa 4 metres high with semi-
circular arched doorway on east side with rough stone voussoirs and rectangular
window opening on north side with rough stone voussoirs and rectangular window
opening in north side, overlooking with sea, with chamfered timber surround,
formerly of 3 lights but mullions do not survive. Chamfered slightly curved lintel
above. Internally, the timber roof supports partially survive, with stop chamfered
beams forming T-shape carrying a grille with some of the timber slats surviving.
The tower is imposingly situated on the headland overlooking Watermouth Cove.


Listing NGR: SS5525548452

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