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CHARBOROUGH TOWER

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.

Name: CHARBOROUGH TOWER

List entry Number: 1120555

Location

CHARBOROUGH TOWER

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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Morden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108409

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SY 99 NW MORDEN CHARBOROUGH PARK

3/131 Charborough Tower 20/11/59 GV II *

Tower "folly". Built 1790, partly reconstructed and heightened 1839 after lightning damage. Plastered walls, lead flat roof with parapet. Octagonal plan. Of 5 stages, each slightly recessed, divided by moulded string courses. Angle buttresses with pinnacles to the 2 lower stages. Pointed arched door- way with 2-light traceried window over. Blind windows in the 3 centre stages. Open traceried windows in the top stage. Internally, a stone spiral stair with ornamental iron balustrade leads up to the viewing chamber in the top stage. RCHM Monument 3.

Listing NGR: SY9292397558

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,

National Grid Reference: SY 92923 97558

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