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Horton Tower, Horton

Description: Horton Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107538

OS Grid Reference: SU0304106743
OS Grid Coordinates: 403041, 106743
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8602, -1.9581

Location: Batchelor's Lane, Holt, Dorset BH21 7EP

Locality: Horton
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 7EP

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Listing Text

SU 00 NW

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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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