Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1074678

Date first listed: 01-Jun-1966

Statutory Address: OLD JOHN TOWER


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Statutory Address: OLD JOHN TOWER

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood (District Authority)

Parish: Newtown Linford

National Grid Reference: SK 52562 11245


NEWTOWN LINFORD BRADGATE PARK SK 51 SW 3/27 Old John Tower 1.6.66 GV II Folly Tower of 1787. Granite and slate rubblestone with brick window dressings. Circular Gothic style tower of two storeys. 4 pointed arch windows, ground floor blanks upper with renewed Y tracery, partly boarded, with one blocked. Bracketted cornice and battlements. Doorway with pointed arch & door. To left a pointed archway in a wall with ruined top. The tower is a Georgian folly built on the top of a lofty former windmill hill in the park, to form a feature and to facilitate from the top, enjoyment of the magnificent views to be had. Forms a notable landmark group with the War Memorial nearby.

Listing NGR: SK5256211245


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 189078

Legacy System: LBS


Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 26 Leicestershire,

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