Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1120082

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1955

Statutory Address: HORTON TOWER


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Statutory Address: HORTON TOWER

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

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Horton

National Grid Reference: SU 03041 06743


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5/79 Horton Tower



Folly in the form of a tower, said to have been built as an 'observatory'. Probably for Humphrey Sturt. Brick, Flemish bond to main tower, header bond to outer turrets. Roof missing. Hexagonal in plan with round turrets to alternate faces. Seven storeys, turret rising for 5. Pointed brick lancets. Moulded brick string courses to third floor. Fifth floor has modillioned brick cornice with pediments to central bays and brick domes to turrets. Similar cornice to 7th floor. Internal woodwork decayed. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, p.37, no. 7, Newman J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England. Dorset, 1972, p.235).

Listing NGR: SU0304106743


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Legacy System number: 107538

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1975), 37
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 235

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