THE HEADMASTER'S TOWER, ABOUT 45 METRES NORTH WEST OF OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL, AND ADJACENT WALLING TO SOUTH AND EAST

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056392

Date first listed: 29-Aug-1984

Statutory Address: THE HEADMASTER'S TOWER, ABOUT 45 METRES NORTH WEST OF OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL, AND ADJACENT WALLING TO SOUTH AND EAST, PLOX

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Location

Statutory Address: THE HEADMASTER'S TOWER, ABOUT 45 METRES NORTH WEST OF OLD HOUSE, KING'S SCHOOL, AND ADJACENT WALLING TO SOUTH AND EAST, PLOX

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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Bruton

National Grid Reference: ST 68275 34762

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History

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Details

BRUTON CP PLOX (North West side) ST6834NW 8/150 The Headmaster's Tower, about 45 metres North West of Old House, King's School, and adjacent walling to South and East

GV II

Gazebo/folly tower. Early C19. Red brick, probably originally rendered, with Doulting stone dressings; lead flat roofs. In Gothic style, octagonal plan with circular stair turret on West side. 2 storeys. 4-centred arched doorways on South West and East faces; 2-light trefoil headed unglazed windows to South face and upper East face; plinth, string course and battlemented parapets. Wing walls of random rubble, average height 3 metres, extending some 23 metres Southwards and 27 metres Eastwards, the latter terminating in high square ashlar pier (the building on the North East face of this latter not included in the listing). Tower erected by Headmaster Abrahall (seved from l826-64) possibly in 1834, when he extended the Old House (qv). The walls represent earlier boundaries to the school. The tower, appropriately, ivy covered (September 1983). (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6827534762

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 261623

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

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