Description: Hiorns Tower
Date Listed: 26 March 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 297143
OS Grid Reference: TQ0128608085
OS Grid Coordinates: 501286, 108085
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8634, -0.5621
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In the entry for:-
TQ 00 NW 6/1B Hiorn's Tower
- 26.3.49 II
The grade shall be amended to read:-
5401 Hiorn's Tower
TQ 00 NW 6/1B 26.3.49.
1787-1789 .[Hiorn first employed on succession of 11th Duke of Norfolk in 1787,
and died in 1789: these are therefore limiting dates for the design, not the
construction]. Folly. Architect Francis Hiorn. Dressed knapped flint, with
chequerboard flushwork of Pulborough stone. Pulborough stone dressings.
3 storeys and parapet. Hexagonal in plan, with octagonal turrets abutting alternate
sides. 3 remaining sides have one window range each. 1st floor windows square-headed,
3 lights with 4-centred relieving arch, subdivided by 3 unmoulded cuspless lancets.
Hoodmoulds continued both ways as stringcourses. Crenellated parapet. Towers
have 4 slits on each side, coved machicolation, crenellated parapets. Door is
on west side, with pointed arched head set in oblong recessed panel. 2 similar
doors in east and south-west turrets, linked by balcony with iron railings. Hexagonal
surrounding wall of flint knapped but not dressed, with chequerboard flushwork
of Pulborough stone. Octagonal piers at angles and flanking gates, Pulborough
stone with embattled tops. 3 western sides of wall are half height, and are made
up to their full height with iron railings; spear, fleur-de-lys, and Maltese cross
finials. Gates on west sides; those on east side blocked.
Listing NGR: TQ0124807835
Source: English Heritage
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