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Latitude: 54.1159 / 54°6'57"N
Longitude: -1.5722 / 1°34'19"W
OS Eastings: 428064
OS Northings: 468978
OS Grid: SE280689
Mapcode National: GBR KNGV.F9
Mapcode Global: WHC7T.TTJ1
Entry Name: The Octagon Tower
Listing Date: 6 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1296001
English Heritage Legacy ID: 331078
Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal an
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 2868 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY STUDLEY PARK
ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS
9/74 The Octagon Tower
Tower. 1728-32 by Robert Doe for John Aislabie, altered after 1742 for
William Aislabie, and restored c1970. Originally built as a classical
garden ornament it was Gothicised later. Octagonal and of 3 stages with
deep plinth to first stage and second stage with the entrance on east side.
6-panel double door in Gothick-style porch with buttresses containing arched
niches, reached by 8 steps flanked by outward curving walls with pointed
coping and end piers with ball finials. Round-arched sashes with restored
glazing bars to windows of raised ground floor, roll mouldings and pointed-
arched recesses above. The third stage is composed of pointed quatrefoil
openings to parapet with crocketed finials above. This tower forms a group
with the Tunnel and Mr Aislabie's Kitchen (qv). Scheduled Ancient Monument.
G Beard, Studley Royal, Country Life, 1961.
Listing NGR: SE2780070007
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