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Willett Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Elworthy, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0939 / 51°5'38"N

Longitude: -3.2926 / 3°17'33"W

OS Eastings: 309577

OS Northings: 133531

OS Grid: ST095335

Mapcode National: GBR LS.C7PT

Mapcode Global: FRA 36Z7.C30

Entry Name: Willett Tower

Listing Date: 21 December 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264770

Location: Elworthy, West Somerset, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Elworthy

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST03SE ELWORTHY CP WILLETT HILL


8/13 Willett Tower

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- II

Folly in the form of a ruined church tower. Circa 1820. Iron stone random rubble, brick dressings. 3 stage crenellated
tower, one merlon on South side larger to give the illusion of stair turret, stepped buttresses to second stage, arched
openings third stage, arched entrance on East and West sides. About 5 metres of wall on South side, 6 metres high
including arched opening. Remains of rafters inside and indications of stairway to viewing platform. The quality of the
workmanship is poor, but the tower is a very prominent landscape feature crowning a wooded hill and visible for some
distance. Probably erected for Daniel Blommart of Willett House (qv) and therefore perhaps by the architect of Willet
House, Richard Carver.


Listing NGR: ST0957733531

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