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Burton Pynsent Monument at Ngr St 3768 2517

A Grade I Listed Building in Curry Rivel, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0224 / 51°1'20"N

Longitude: -2.89 / 2°53'23"W

OS Eastings: 337676

OS Northings: 125161

OS Grid: ST376251

Mapcode National: GBR MB.HTXZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 46TD.ZYB

Entry Name: Burton Pynsent Monument at Ngr St 3768 2517

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039561

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431251

Location: Curry Rivel, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Curry Rivel

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST32NE
1/71

CURRY RIVEL CP
Burton Pysent Monument at NGR ST 3768 2517

17.4.59

I

Prospect tower or eyecatcher. 1757 by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, architect for William Pitt as a monument to Sir William Pynsent. Coursed and squares lias rubble core with an outer skin of Portland stone. Classical style; in all about 42m high, Square plinth with set-off to base and door opening set upon a base of steps, cornice, Roman-Doric column with internal spiral staircase capped by a cupola with a large urn finial; cupola has semi-circular bead openings and a domed roof, railings around base removed in the Second World War.

Listing NGR: ST3767625160

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