Bellevue Tower

15 Jul 2002
Bellevue Tower, Mill Lane, Briningham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR24 2QA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TG 03 SW BRININGHAM MILL LANE 8/36 Bellevue Tower 18.3.76


Tower, previously a look-out tower, a windmill then a folly. Brick, 4 storey lower stage perhaps C16 in origin but with C18 brick refacing as the base of a smock windmill built by Sir Jacob Astley 1st Bart in 1721 (datestone "I A 1721"). Mill replaced by the 4th Bart in 1781, upper floors added to make 5 domestic storeys : Norfolk Tour (1795) and Harry Apling in fast Anglian Magazine (May 1982). Lower stages octagonal, upper circular with battlemented parapet and stack. C20 door and casement window, C20 attic above parapet with hipped tiled roof. C20 house added at ground floor.

Listing NGR: TG0342233493


This is part of the Series: IOE\Brown_C IOE Records for Brown, C; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr C Brown. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Brown, C

Rights Holder: Brown, C


Brick, Tile, Stuart Tower, Georgian Unassigned, Building, Windmill, Monument <By Form>, Industrial, Wind Power Site, Power Generation Site, House, Domestic, Dwelling, Watch Tower, Defence, Military Observation Site, Communications