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Description: Luttrell's Tower
Date Listed: 8 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 143429
OS Grid Reference: SU4769000930
OS Grid Coordinates: 447690, 100930
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8060, -1.3246
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13/18 Luttrell's Tower (now Eaglehurst
Folly tower. Circa 1780 for Temple Simon Luttrell, altered C19 and
restored c1978. Yellow brick stuccoed, some stone dressings, lead roofs.
Standing near edge of low cliff. 3 unequal storeys,rectangular tower on
cellar with 6 storey circular stair turret at one end and rising above rest. 2nd
storey is short and 3rd storey is tall, upper 3 storeys of turret consist
of 2 equal storeys and short top storey. At other end to turret is 3
storey bowed bay, flanked by niches on 1st 2 floors, those on 2nd floor
have urns, and on 3rd floor roundels, one still with relief. On landward
side Gothick timber oriel on 3rd floor. Windows are pointed and mildly
Gothick. Sashes on all faces except casements on seaward side. Turret has
pointed lancets (round windows on top stage), blank on landward and seaward
sides. Tower has string courses, and cornice below crenellated parapet.
Turret has similar. Inside Tower good sized room on each floor with much
unusual moulded plaster decoration. Top room has frieze of Gothick
traceried baskets alternating with shells. All rooms have brought in c1700
fireplaces, including cellar which has passageway to beach. This item is
now a property of the Landmark Trust.
Listing NGR: SP4090100022
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Source: English Heritage
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