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Description: Darwen Jubilee Tower
Date Listed: 17 April 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 184672
OS Grid Reference: SD6787021576
OS Grid Coordinates: 367870, 421576
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6896, -2.4880
SD 62 SE DARWEN
SD 678 215
4/1 Darwen Jubilee Tower
Observation tower, 1897. Rock-faced sandstone. Late medieval style:
octagonal tower 86ft. high, incorporating a spiral staircase to
observation decks and surrounded at the base by a buttressed open
arcade carrying a low-level deck. Base has stone shield over each arch,
a band above these, and a ramped parapet to the deck. Tower has
Tudor-arched doorway to deck on west side, lancet stairlights, bracketed
cornice, embattled parapet with cross-shaped arrowslits at the angles,
and is surmounted by a lantern with domed cap and weathervane. Tower
was built when, after a protracted legal dispute with the lord of the manor
and the owner of shooting rights, Darwen Moor became public property.
Listing NGR: SD6787021576
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Source: English Heritage
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