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Description: Pelhams Pillar Cabourne High Wood
Date Listed: 1 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 196359
OS Grid Reference: TA1289603684
OS Grid Coordinates: 512896, 403684
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5177, -0.2988
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TA 10 SW CABOURNE HIGH STREET
1/4 Pelham's Pillar
Cabourne High Wood
1.11.66. (formerly listed as Pelham's
II Pillar Brocklesby Park)
Tower. Eye-catcher. 1840-9 by E. J. Willson. Limestone ashlar
exterior, cream brick interior, fish-scale tiled square dome with
urn finial. 3 steps lead up to tall 3 stepped base with roll
moulding above. On north-east side a sleeping lion and a waking
lion on high pediments flank a flight of 9 steps that lead up to
a 4 pannelled door with a lugged architrave. Plaque above door
commemorates Charles Anderson Pelham, Lord Marborough who planted
12,532,700 trees in Cabourne High Wood between 1787 and 1828.
Also relates that the pillar was built 1840-9. Above base
rectangular tower rises 128 feet with 8 slit lights in both the
north-east and south-east sides, and 9 in north-west and south-
west sides. Top tapers to Roman Doric capital with a square
turret above with arched window with mock balustrades and
wreathed oculus above, on each face.
Listing NGR: TA1289603684
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Source: English Heritage
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