Description: Leith Hill Tower
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 290087
OS Grid Reference: TQ1394843162
OS Grid Coordinates: 513948, 143162
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1764, -0.3713
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WOTTON C.P. LEITH HILL
6/124 Leith Hill Tower
Folly Tower. Built as a landmark in 1764 or 65 by Richard Hulls of Leith Hill
Place, although dated on fabric, 1766, after faulty restoration of inscription.
Tower restored and heightened by William Philip Perrin of Tanhurst. Further
restored and battlements and stair turret added in 1864 by William John Evelyn
of Wotton House. Bargate stone rubble with brick dressings and mouldings.
Square plan. Battering Tower with roll moulding, four stages above separated
by brick plat bands, upper stage with stone string course and brick angle quoins.
Corbelled and battlemented parapet to top stage. Octagonal stair turret at north
west corner of four stages, offset, and with battlemented top. Rectangular
lancet fenestration with door in south face. West face of tower has arch on
impost blocks to lowest stage, roundel above. Two light and roundel plate tracery
window in panel to top stage in each face. Richard Hulls was buried below the
lower room of the original two room tower in 1772. The tower stands on the
highest point in the County of Surrey and reputedly it is possible to see 13
Counties from its battlements.
Listing NGR: TQ1394843162
Source: English Heritage
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