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Latitude: 52.6963 / 52°41'46"N
Longitude: -1.2237 / 1°13'25"W
OS Eastings: 452562
OS Northings: 311245
OS Grid: SK525112
Mapcode National: GBR 8LK.X0Y
Mapcode Global: WHDJ3.5HK8
Entry Name: Old John Tower
Listing Date: 1 June 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1074678
English Heritage Legacy ID: 189078
Location: Newtown Linford, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE6
Civil Parish: Newtown Linford
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Newtown Linford
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
NEWTOWN LINFORD BRADGATE PARK
SK 51 SW
3/27 Old John Tower
Folly Tower of 1787. Granite and slate rubblestone with brick window
dressings. Circular Gothic style tower of two storeys. 4 pointed arch
windows, ground floor blanks upper with renewed Y tracery, partly boarded,
with one blocked. Bracketted cornice and battlements. Doorway with
pointed arch & door. To left a pointed archway in a wall with ruined top.
The tower is a Georgian folly built on the top of a lofty former windmill
hill in the park, to form a feature and to facilitate from the top, enjoyment
of the magnificent views to be had. Forms a notable landmark group with the
War Memorial nearby.
Listing NGR: SK5256211245
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