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Ypres Tower

Hob Uid: 1395247
Location :
East Sussex
Grid Ref : TQ9224020270
Summary : The Ypres Tower. Originally called Baddings Tower. Built circa 1250. A square tower with four 3/4 round turrets at the angles. Built of stone rubble. Most of the machicolations 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 15th and 16th centuries with segmental heads and double iron grille in the north front of the tower. A 16th or 17th century 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 14th century town wall surmounted by the only two battlements of the wall which survive.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Mid C13
Monument End Date : 1266
Monument Start Date : 1233
Monument Type : Tower Keep
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 434231
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ES 8
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 92 SW 144
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, YPRES TOWER, RYE
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31