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Silage Towers South East Corner of Dairy Farm Buildings at Rear of Former Dairy, Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle

Description: Silage Towers South East Corner of Dairy Farm Buildings at Rear of Former Dairy

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 108909

OS Grid Reference: SY8196193087
OS Grid Coordinates: 381961, 93087
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7371, -2.2570

Location: Affpuddle, Dorset DT2 7HS

Locality: Affpuddle and Turnerspuddle
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7HS

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Listing Text

(south side)
SY 8192, SY 8193, SY 8292,
SY 8293 Silage towers, south east
corner of dairy farm build-
ings at rear of former dairy


Pair of linked silage towers. 1917. MacDonald Gill in association with Halsey
Ricardo for Sir Ernest Debenham's model dairy farm. Added close to the south east
corner of the dairy farm buildings (q.v.). Reinforced concrete, tile and brick.
Two closely set circular towers of equal height, each of 6 concrete drums alterna-
ting with narrow tile course bands; The tallest base drum of each has an offset
plinth, 3 drums above of equal height and 2 shallow drums at top. A brick-on-edge
cornice to each tower progressively corbelled in each of 5 courses from circular
to octagonal plan which supported a pyramidal timber roof with crowning metal apex
vent with a ball knop. A linking passage between the towers is carried over a
semi-circular arch which springs from the lowest tile course band in the towers.
Wall of passage above is pierced by a circular opening. The brick cornice to the
passage wall links with the tower cornices. The roofs have been removed. Listed
for group value with the dairy farm buildings only.

Listing NGR: SY8196193087

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Source: English Heritage

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