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Harlow Hill Tower (Observatory), Harrogate

Description: Harlow Hill Tower (Observatory)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 329901

OS Grid Reference: SE2880254183
OS Grid Coordinates: 428802, 454183
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9829, -1.5623

Location: Panorama Walk, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QA

Locality: Harrogate
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 1QA

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Listing Text

Harlow Hill Tower
(Observatory )
SE 2854 24/13 18.7.49


Circa 1829 built bu John Thompson as a 90 ft high viewpoint embracing "three
cathedrals, seven battlefields, seventeen castles, twenty-three abbeys,twenty
market towns, over seventy gentleman's seats and nearly two hundred churches"
(Hargrave). Plain square tower of hammer dressed ashlar. Modern domed observatory
roof and upper storey with plain coping. Irregularly placed loops. 2 storey
entrance extension on east side with tiled roof and 1st floor doorway approached
by steps.

Listing NGR: SE2880254183

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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