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©  Peter Fuller

IoE Number: 434231
Location: THE YPRES TOWER, GUN GARDENS
  RYE, ROTHER, EAST SUSSEX
Photographer: Peter Fuller
Date Photographed: 09 September 2001
Date listed: 12 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 12 October 1951
Grade I

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1578GUN GARDENSThe Ypres TowerTQ 9220 1/2512.10.51.

1. 1578 GUN GARDENS The Ypres Tower TQ 9220 1/25 12.10.51. I 2. Scheduled as an AM. Originally called Baddings Tower. 1250 approximately A square tower with 4 3/4 round turrets at the angles. Built of stone rubble. Most of the machiolations have disappeared but a small portion remains on the west side. Loop lights with stone dressings in the turrets and south front of main tower. Enlarged windows of the C15 and C16 with segmental heads and double iron grille in the north front of the tower. C16 or Cl7 doorway in the north east tower. Pointed door to basement. This tower sustained some damage from bombs. The main casualty was the pyramidal tiled roof, which was not original. This was temporarily replaced with corrugated iron. The north-west turret was also damaged. Adjoining the Tower on the east is a small portion of the C14 town wall surmounted by the only 2 battlements of the wall which survive.

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