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Latitude: 50.8602 / 50°51'36"N
Longitude: -1.9581 / 1°57'29"W
OS Eastings: 403041
OS Northings: 106743
OS Grid: SU030067
Mapcode National: GBR 426.XDT
Mapcode Global: FRA 66ST.NZ4
Entry Name: Horton Tower
Listing Date: 18 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120082
English Heritage Legacy ID: 107538
Location: Horton, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21
District: East Dorset
Civil Parish: Horton
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Horton and Chalbury St Wolfrida
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
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5/79 Horton Tower
Folly in the form of a tower, said to have been built as an 'observatory'.
Probably for Humphrey Sturt. Brick, Flemish bond to main tower, header bond to
outer turrets. Roof missing. Hexagonal in plan with round turrets to
alternate faces. Seven storeys, turret rising for 5. Pointed brick lancets.
Moulded brick string courses to third floor. Fifth floor has modillioned
brick cornice with pediments to central bays and brick domes to turrets.
Similar cornice to 7th floor. Internal woodwork decayed. (R.C.H.M. Dorset,
Vol V, p.37, no. 7, Newman J and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England.
Dorset, 1972, p.235).
Listing NGR: SU0304106743
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