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Cranmore Tower, Cranmore

Description: Cranmore Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 268252

OS Grid Reference: ST6766545032
OS Grid Coordinates: 367665, 145032
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2036, -2.4642

Location: Cranmore, Somerset BA4 4LF

Locality: Cranmore
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA4 4LF

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Listing Text

2/52 -
Cranmore Tower
- II

Folly/prospect tower. Completed 1856, by T.H. Wyatt for John Moore Paget of Crinmore Hall (now part of All Hallows
School) (q.v.). Rubble, pyramidal lead-sheeting roof, wide projecting eaves with a cornice, spike and ball finial.
Square on plan, Italianate. Approximately 45m high. Viewing area at the top with pair of semi-circular headed openings
to each face with a restored iron-railed balcony beneath each pair. A similar balcony just over half-way up is
continued right round the tower. Access to the balconies is from an internal timber staircase which has been restored,
single round-headed windows provide stairlights at intervals. Entrance at base to east. Contiguous buildings abutting
to north at base of tower are virtually completely rebuilt and are not of special interest. Very prominently sited on a
high point of the East Mendip range.

Listing NGR: ST6766545032

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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