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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LEITH HILL TOWER

List entry Number: 1028808

Location

LEITH HILL TOWER

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SurreyMole ValleyDistrict AuthorityWotton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 290087

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History

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Details

WOTTON C.P. LEITH HILL TQ 14SW

6/124 Leith Hill Tower 11/11/66 II

Folly Tower. Built as a landmark in 1764 or 65 by Richard Hulls of Leith Hill Place, although dated on fabric, 1766, after faulty restoration of inscription. Tower restored and heightened by William Philip Perrin of Tanhurst. Further restored and battlements and stair turret added in 1864 by William John Evelyn of Wotton House. Bargate stone rubble with brick dressings and mouldings. Square plan. Battering Tower with roll moulding, four stages above separated by brick plat bands, upper stage with stone string course and brick angle quoins. Corbelled and battlemented parapet to top stage. Octagonal stair turret at north west corner of four stages, offset, and with battlemented top. Rectangular lancet fenestration with door in south face. West face of tower has arch on impost blocks to lowest stage, roundel above. Two light and roundel plate tracery window in panel to top stage in each face. Richard Hulls was buried below the lower room of the original two room tower in 1772. The tower stands on the highest point in the County of Surrey and reputedly it is possible to see 13 Counties from its battlements.

Listing NGR: TQ1394843162

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National Grid Reference: TQ 13948 43162

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