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North Devon (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SS 55470 30819


TAWSTOCK SS 53 SE 2/105 The Tower - 25.2.65 II

Folly, built in form of look-out tower. Probably late C18. Stone rubble with stone dressings. Lead roofing removed in late 1940s. Tall round tower with smaller circular stair turret, which rises slightly above the tower, adjoining to west. Stair turret and tower both of 3 stages demarcated by unmoulded stone strings. Embattled parapet partly surviving to stair turret. The tower has Gothick pointed arched window openings to each stage on south and north sides. On south side the larger opening to the top stage has transomed timber mullion windows of 3 segmental arched lights, the middle stage window has been removed and the bottom opening infilled. On the north side the first and second stage windows are blocked, the top stage window opening set slightly to the right over a blocked ground floor doorway with timber lintel and brick relieving arch. Entrance to east side with cambered lintel and plank door. Pointed arched window opening above to third stage with transomed timber mullion windows of 3 segmental-arched lights. Stair turret has narrow single light window openings to south side with segmental arched timber lights to the upper 2 stages, the bottom stage window blocked. Pointed arched window openings to each stage on west side, the 2 light transomed mullion windows boarded over.

Listing NGR: SS5547030819


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

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Date: 19 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/16360/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Warlow. Source Historic England Archive
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