Description: Cranmore Tower
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
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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
Source: English Heritage
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