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The Gibraltar Tower Heathfield Park, Heathfield and Waldron

Description: The Gibraltar Tower Heathfield Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 295189

OS Grid Reference: TQ5879021394
OS Grid Coordinates: 558790, 121394
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9701, 0.2602

Location: Tower Street, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8RL

Locality: Heathfield and Waldron
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN21 8RL

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Listing Text

The Gibraltar Tower
TQ 52 SE 3/792D 30.8.66 Heathfield Park


Originally called Heathfield Tower. Ornamental tower of 3 storeys erected
by Francis Newbery in 1792-3 to commemorate the successful defence of Gibraltar
by General Lord Heathfield from 1779 to 1782. Possibly designed by John
Crunden. Ashlar. The ground floor is octagonal and has 8 coved and pointed
recesses, of which the heads are now filled with weather-boarding. Cornice
above ground floor. The upper portions of the tower are round. The first
floor has 4 pointed windows (now filled with weather-boarding), and 4 round
recesses containing quatrefoil ornamentation. Stringcourse above first
floor. The top storey has 4 round windows (now filled with weather-boarding),
and above machicolation, a cornice and blocking course. The interior comprises
a circular staircase and 3 rooms originally decorated with views of Gibraltar,
since removed. AM.

Listing NGR: TQ5879021394

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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