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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: BURTON PYNSENT MONUMENT AT NGR ST 3768 2517

List entry Number: 1039561

Location

BURTON PYNSENT MONUMENT AT NGR ST 3768 2517

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetSouth SomersetDistrict AuthorityCurry Rivel

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 431251

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History

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Details

ST32NE CURRY RIVEL CP ---

1/71 Burton Pysent Monument at NGR ST 3768 2517

17.4.59

- I

Prospect tower or eyecatcher. 1757 by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, architect for William Pitt as a monument to Sir William Pynsent. Coursed and squares lias rubble core with an outer skin of Portland stone. Classical style; in all about 42m high, Square plinth with set-off to base and door opening set upon a base of steps, cornice, Roman-Doric column with internal spiral staircase capped by a cupola with a large urn finial; cupola has semi-circular bead openings and a domed roof, Railings around base removed in the Second World War,

Listing NGR: ST3767625160

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National Grid Reference: ST 37676 25160

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