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Darwen Jubilee Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6896 / 53°41'22"N

Longitude: -2.488 / 2°29'16"W

OS Eastings: 367870

OS Northings: 421576

OS Grid: SD678215

Mapcode National: GBR CT2S.43

Mapcode Global: WH977.RJF9

Entry Name: Darwen Jubilee Tower

Listing Date: 17 April 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072431

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184672

Location: Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Darwen

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

SD 62 SE DARWEN

SD 678 215

4/1 Darwen Jubilee Tower
17-4-1972
- II

Observation tower, 1897. Rock-faced sandstone. Late medieval style:
octagonal tower 86ft. high, incorporating a spiral staircase to
observation decks and surrounded at the base by a buttressed open
arcade carrying a low-level deck. Base has stone shield over each arch,
a band above these, and a ramped parapet to the deck. Tower has
Tudor-arched doorway to deck on west side, lancet stairlights, bracketed
cornice, embattled parapet with cross-shaped arrowslits at the angles,
and is surmounted by a lantern with domed cap and weathervane. Tower
was built when, after a protracted legal dispute with the lord of the manor
and the owner of shooting rights, Darwen Moor became public property.


Listing NGR: SD6787021576

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