Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1107114

Date first listed: 14-Nov-1985

Statutory Address: PEEL TOWER AT OS SS 49123674


Ordnance survey map of PEEL TOWER AT OS SS 49123674
© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1107114 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 17-Dec-2018 at 15:48:46.


Statutory Address: PEEL TOWER AT OS SS 49123674

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

County: Devon

District: North Devon (District Authority)

Parish: Braunton

National Grid Reference: SS4911736733


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



12/47 Peel Tower at O.S. SS49123674 -

- II

Peel Tower, built 1857 for Thomas Mortimer of Franklyn Cottage. Creeper-clad rubble 3-stage tower with first floor access to rear. Floors and roof collapsed. 3 square-headed openings with timber lintels on sides and rear of first stage, the sill of rear opening lowered by loss of rubble. Front wall opening has also been knocked out but semi-circular brick arch mostly survives. Square opening in top stage rear wall with timber lintel. The inner bottom stage walls are splayed in the corners. Originally "the lower basement part (was intended) for a greenhouse: the apartment above a study: and at the top an observatory; between the second and third compartment is a niche, intended for a statue of Sir R(obert) Peel", according to Billings Directory (1857). Originally the tower was surmounted by a castellated parapet and corner finials. (A small plaque in retaining wall near back door of Franklins Cottage is inscribed "Disraeli's Refuge : Sneering, Jeering, Satirical Ben/ most Specious of Sophists and Spiteful of men").

Listing NGR: SS4911736733


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

Legacy System number: 98289

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
'Billings Directory' in Billings Directory, (1857)

End of official listing