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Latitude: 52.9071 / 52°54'25"N
Longitude: -4.4016 / 4°24'5"W
OS Eastings: 238588
OS Northings: 337108
OS Grid: SH385371
Mapcode National: GBR 5B.NZ4K
Mapcode Global: WH44J.C675
Entry Name: Clogwyn Tower
Listing Date: 19 October 1971
Last Amended: 8 February 1999
Source ID: 4321
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The tower stands on the highest point of the dolerite ridge NE of Pwllheli and 1120m WNW of Abererch church.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The date of erection of the tower is not recorded, but it was probably built in the early C19 by the Jones family, owners of Ty Iocws, as a landmark and small lookout point with extensive views from St Tudwal's Islands in the W to the Traeth in the E, and N to the Yr Eifl range.
The diminutive tower is built of local dolerite rubble, approximately 1.8m in diameter and standing to c2.3m high, crowned by large stones set in an approximation to a crenellated parapet. Four iron stirrup hoops are set in the masonry to permit access through the gap in the parapet to the standing place at the top. The small size of the tower enhances the apparent grandeur of the rocky outcrop.
Included as an unusual example of an eye-catcher providing a conspicuous landmark in the area, built to provide a picturesque focal point in the landscape.
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