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Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge

Description: Clavell Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108623

OS Grid Reference: SY9089278628
OS Grid Coordinates: 390892, 78628
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6073, -2.1301

Location: Kimmeridge, Dorset BH20 5PF

Locality: Kimmeridge
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5PF

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Listing Text

373-0/10/164 Clavell Tower


Lookout folly. Circa 1820. Built by the Rev John Richards Clavell of Smedmore. Brick and stone, plastered and with stone dressing. A circular tower of three storeys plus a semi-basement. The ground storey is surrouded by a Tuscan colonnade with simple entablature -has a round- headed doorway and three round-headed windows. The two upper storeys, divided by a stone stringcourse, each have four similar windows. Parapet, pierced with quatrefoil openings, has mock machicolations at its base. In rather poor repair.
SOURCES: RCHME Monunent 2. Buildings of England, page 242.

Listing NGR: SY9089278628

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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