BURTON PYNSENT MONUMENT AT NGR ST 3768 2517

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1039561

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Statutory Address: BURTON PYNSENT MONUMENT AT NGR ST 3768 2517

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BURTON PYNSENT MONUMENT AT NGR ST 3768 2517

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Curry Rivel

National Grid Reference: ST 37676 25160

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History

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Details

ST32NE 1/71

CURRY RIVEL CP Burton Pysent Monument at NGR ST 3768 2517

17.4.59

I

Prospect tower or eyecatcher. 1757 by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, architect for William Pitt as a monument to Sir William Pynsent. Coursed and squares lias rubble core with an outer skin of Portland stone. Classical style; in all about 42m high, Square plinth with set-off to base and door opening set upon a base of steps, cornice, Roman-Doric column with internal spiral staircase capped by a cupola with a large urn finial; cupola has semi-circular bead openings and a domed roof, railings around base removed in the Second World War.



Listing NGR: ST3767625160

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 431251

Legacy System: LBS

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