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Grimston Tower, Grimston

Description: Grimston Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 April 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 326413

OS Grid Reference: SE4928140819
OS Grid Coordinates: 449281, 440819
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8613, -1.2522

Location: Grimston, North Yorkshire LS24 9DB

Locality: Grimston
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: LS24 9DB

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Listing Text

SE 44 SE
3/29 Grimston Tower
- II
Water tower. c1840. By Decimus Burton for second Lord Howden. Tooled
magnesian limestone with lead roof. Square on plan tapering to octagonal
top. Egyptian style. 4 stages. Stepped plinth. Side entrance an 8-
fielded-panel tapered door with remains of decorative ironwork to top 2
panels. Pedimented ashlar door-case, lintel with mask. Other faces have
window openings with moulded sills within similar surrounds without masks.
First stage moulded band. Sill band. 10-pane casements to each face.
Moulded second stage band. Round-arched window opening with moulded sill.
Oculus above. Modillion cornice. Octagonal cupola with modillion cornice.
Conical roof. Interior has spiral staircase.

Listing NGR: SE4928140819

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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