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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 264770
Location: WILLETT TOWER,
  ELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 13 August 2004
Date listed: 21 December 1984
Date of last amendment: 21 December 1984
Grade II

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ST03SEELWORTHY CPWILLETT HILL8/13Willett Tower

ST03SE ELWORTHY CP WILLETT HILL 8/13 Willett Tower - - II Folly in the form of a ruined church tower. Circa 1820. Iron stone random rubble, brick dressings. 3 stage crenellated tower, one merlon on South side larger to give the illusion of stair turret, stepped buttresses to second stage, arched openings third stage, arched entrance on East and West sides. About 5 metres of wall on South side, 6 metres high including arched opening. Remains of rafters inside and indications of stairway to viewing platform. The quality of the workmanship is poor, but the tower is a very prominent landscape feature crowning a wooded hill and visible for some distance. Probably erected for Daniel Blommart of Willett House (qv) and therefore perhaps by the architect of Willet House, Richard Carver.

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