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HER Number:MDV101597
Name:The Mount, Castle Street, Northam

Summary

Eighteenth century or earlier building said to have been a look-out tower belonging to an earlier house, and possibly part of fortifications. Now used as small dwelling house.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 449 288
Map Sheet:SS42NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNortham
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTHAM

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 90562

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWER (Unknown to XVIII (Pre))
  • HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1973, Northam, 10 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV17982.

Dated 19/02/1973.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.


English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

The Mount, Castle Street. (Formerly listed as The Mount, Burrough House). Probably 18th century or earlier, altered. Stone tower at angle of garden wall, rubble masonry, partly roughcast. Tapered walls, rounded corner abutting road. Late 19th century roof, dormer and casement windows. Lead tank dated 1653. Said to have been a look-out tower belonging to an earlier house, and possibly part of fortifications. Now used as small dwelling house.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV17982List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1973. Northam. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 10.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #61470 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Sep 13 2012 10:43AM