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The Tower, Kingswear

Description: The Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 100576

OS Grid Reference: SX9033450283
OS Grid Coordinates: 290334, 50283
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3422, -3.5425

Location: Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0EH

Locality: Kingswear
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: TQ6 0EH

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Listing Text


10/34 The Tower
(formerly listed in
18.10.49 Brixham UD)

- II

Navigation daymark (beacon), situated on headland, Froward Point. Built in 1864.
Slate rubble tower 80 feet high. Octagonal on plan, sharply battered with trun-
cated open top, and tall narrow pointed-head openings on each side at base form-
ing eight stilted piers. Built as a navigational aid by the Dart Harbour

Listing NGR: SX9033450283

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Source: English Heritage

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