Elgin Tower

1 Nov 1999
Elgin Tower, St Michael's Road, Minehead, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24 5QL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS9646 ST MICHAEL'S ROAD 900-1/3/72 (North side) 28/10/76 Elgin Tower


House. Dated 1887. Snecked red sandstone ashlar; gabled slate roofs and brick stacks. Asymmetrical complex plan. Scottish Baronial style. 3 and 4 storeys; irregular window pattern. 3-storey crow-stepped gable to the left, 4-storey square tower to the right with a taller stair turret and canon waterspouts; castellated parapets with false machiolation. The entrance, approached from the left by a flight of stairs to the first floor, has a large semicircular arch under a crow-stepped gable with a datestone. Rainwater heads are also dated. A low circular bay is to the right. INTERIOR not inspected. This is a prestigious house in a dominant position high above the town.

Listing NGR: SS9694146826


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1662 IOE Records taken by R M Rayner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr R.M Rayner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rayner, R.M

Rights Holder: Rayner, R.M


Ashlar, Sandstone, Slate, Victorian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Rainwater Head, Water Supply And Drainage, Date Stone, Commemorative, Commemorative Stone, Commemorative Monument