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© Mr Andrew Parslow

IoE Number: 431251
Location: BURTON PYNSENT MONUMENT AT NGR ST 3768 2517,
  CURRY RIVEL, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Andrew Parslow
Date Photographed: 08 June 2003
Date listed: 17 April 1959
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1959
Grade I

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ST32NE CURRY RIVEL CP---1/71 Burton Pysent Monument at NGR ST3768 2517

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,

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