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Round Tower at South West Angle of Cathedral Church Lane

A Category A Listed Building in Brechin, Angus

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Latitude: 56.7307 / 56°43'50"N

Longitude: -2.6615 / 2°39'41"W

OS Eastings: 359625

OS Northings: 760091

OS Grid: NO596600

Mapcode National: GBR WW.Z405

Mapcode Global: WH8RG.22XZ

Plus Code: 9C8VP8JQ+7C

Entry Name: Round Tower at South West Angle of Cathedral Church Lane

Listing Date: 11 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358003

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22440

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200358003

Location: Brechin

County: Angus

Town: Brechin

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

Tagged with: Cathedral Gothic art

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Probably soon after 1012. Circular 86-3/4' high with later
conical roof, 101-3/4'. Internal diameter tapers from
7-2/3' to 6-7/8' and wall thickness from 4-1/6' to 2-5/6'.
60 irregular courses of reddish-grey sandstone. Internally
7 storeys divided by string courses. 4 apertures at top
floor facing cardinal points. Doorway 6-2/3' from ground.
Inclined jambs with figures of ecclesiastics. Monolith
arched top.

Statement of Interest

A group with Cathedral. Guardianship Monument.

B Group with items 10-30, 32-50, 52-55, 61-75, 81-97, 101,

109-123, 146-153, 167-177 all inc.

Area Scheduled 12 March 1996 to include tower and ground below it.

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