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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1120082



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

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Horton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 107538

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SU 03041 06743


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