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RUSHFORD 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: RUSHFORD TOWER

List entry Number: 1146602

Location

RUSHFORD TOWER

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

County: Devon

District: West Devon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Chagford

National Park: DARTMOOR

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Feb-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 94595

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Details

SX 78 NW CHAGFORD

4/66 Rushford Tower 20.2.52 - II

Small observation tower. Mid or late C19. Granite stone rubble laid to rough courses with large dressed quoins and some granite ashlar detail; roof is now missing. Plan and description: small square-section tower, originally 2 storeys high. It faces east with a circular newel stair turret projecting from the left (south) side and rising higher than the tower. It is Victorian Gothic in style. The tower front contains a relatively large doorway; a 2-centred arch with ashlar voussoirs, and it contains a plank door. Directly above is a twin lancet window with sunken spandrels in the headstone. At the top is a plain projecting stringcourse but the parapet above has collapsed. The stringcourse is continued round the stair turret. Below this is a tiny slit window lighting the stairs and above it a series of small plain lancets and another stringcourse at the top. Inside only the granite stairs remain. This small observation tower is situated in woodland owned by the Hayter-Hames family of Chagford House (q.v.). The family used the woods for shooting parties and the tower was used by the women and children to watch the sport.

Listing NGR: SX7026489052

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National Grid Reference: SX 70264 89052

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