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The Octagon Tower, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: The Octagon Tower

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 331078

OS Grid Reference: SE2806468977
OS Grid Coordinates: 428064, 468977
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1159, -1.5722

Location: Royal, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DY

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Listing Text


9/74 The Octagon Tower


Tower. 1728-32 by Robert Doe for John Aislabie, altered after 1742 for
William Aislabie, and restored c1970. Originally built as a classical
garden ornament it was Gothicised later. Octagonal and of 3 stages with
deep plinth to first stage and second stage with the entrance on east side.
6-panel double door in Gothick-style porch with buttresses containing arched
niches, reached by 8 steps flanked by outward curving walls with pointed
coping and end piers with ball finials. Round-arched sashes with restored
glazing bars to windows of raised ground floor, roll mouldings and pointed-
arched recesses above. The third stage is composed of pointed quatrefoil
openings to parapet with crocketed finials above. This tower forms a group
with the Tunnel and Mr Aislabie's Kitchen (qv). Scheduled Ancient Monument.
G Beard, Studley Royal, Country Life, 1961.

Listing NGR: SE2780070007

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Source: English Heritage

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