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Hiorns Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Arundel, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8634 / 50°51'48"N

Longitude: -0.5621 / 0°33'43"W

OS Eastings: 501286

OS Northings: 108085

OS Grid: TQ012080

Mapcode National: GBR FJ0.W3Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 96QT.DTF

Plus Code: 9C2XVC7Q+94

Entry Name: Hiorns Tower

Listing Date: 26 March 1949

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297143

ID on this website: 101353747

Location: Arun, West Sussex, BN18

County: West Sussex

District: Arun

Civil Parish: Arundel

Built-Up Area: Arundel

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Arundel St Nicholas with Tortington

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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5401 Hiorn's Tower

TQ 00 NW 6/1B 26.3.49.


1787-1789 .[Hiorn first employed on succession of 11th Duke of Norfolk in 1787,
and died in 1789: these are therefore limiting dates for the design, not the
construction]. Folly. Architect Francis Hiorn. Dressed knapped flint, with
chequerboard flushwork of Pulborough stone. Pulborough stone dressings.
3 storeys and parapet. Hexagonal in plan, with octagonal turrets abutting alternate
sides. 3 remaining sides have one window range each. 1st floor windows square-headed,
3 lights with 4-centred relieving arch, subdivided by 3 unmoulded cuspless lancets.
Hoodmoulds continued both ways as stringcourses. Crenellated parapet. Towers
have 4 slits on each side, coved machicolation, crenellated parapets. Door is
on west side, with pointed arched head set in oblong recessed panel. 2 similar
doors in east and south-west turrets, linked by balcony with iron railings. Hexagonal
surrounding wall of flint knapped but not dressed, with chequerboard flushwork
of Pulborough stone. Octagonal piers at angles and flanking gates, Pulborough
stone with embattled tops. 3 western sides of wall are half height, and are made
up to their full height with iron railings; spear, fleur-de-lys, and Maltese cross
finials. Gates on west sides; those on east side blocked.

Listing NGR: TQ0124807835

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