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Charborough Tower, Morden

Description: Charborough Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108409

OS Grid Reference: SY9292397558
OS Grid Coordinates: 392923, 97558
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7776, -2.1017

Location: Morden, Dorset BH20 7EN

Locality: Morden
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 7EN

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Listing Text


3/131 Charborough Tower

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

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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