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Description: Old John Tower
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189078
OS Grid Reference: SK5256211245
OS Grid Coordinates: 452562, 311245
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6963, -1.2237
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NEWTOWN LINFORD BRADGATE PARK
SK 51 SW
3/27 Old John Tower
Folly Tower of 1787. Granite and slate rubblestone with brick window
dressings. Circular Gothic style tower of two storeys. 4 pointed arch
windows, ground floor blanks upper with renewed Y tracery, partly boarded,
with one blocked. Bracketted cornice and battlements. Doorway with
pointed arch & door. To left a pointed archway in a wall with ruined top.
The tower is a Georgian folly built on the top of a lofty former windmill
hill in the park, to form a feature and to facilitate from the top, enjoyment
of the magnificent views to be had. Forms a notable landmark group with the
War Memorial nearby.
Listing NGR: SK5256211245
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Source: English Heritage
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