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The Octagon Tower

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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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

Grade: II*

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

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal an

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


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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