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HER Number:MDV122509
Name:Water and clock tower, Tor Royal

Summary

Circa late 18th century, belfry may be slightly later. Granite rubble with dressed granite pilasters at corners. Copper roof to belfry in hipped octagon shape. The tower is square on plan and has a door on its front wall facing into the courtyard. Smaller open octagonal belfry at the top supported on granite columns. Ball finial to roof with weathervane on top. The belfry is shown in a drawing of Tor Royal House in 1828.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 600 731
Map Sheet:SX67SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishDartmoor Forest
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishLYDFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CLOCK TOWER (Built, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))
  • WATER TOWER (Built, XVIII - 1750 AD to 1799 AD (Between))
  • BELL TOWER (Built, XVIII to XIX - 1800 AD? to 1828 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2018, MasterMap 2018 (Cartographic). SDV360652.

Depicted on the modern mapping.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

LYDFORD SX 67 SW 15/27 Water and Clock Tower immediately to south-south-west of Tor Royal GV II
Water and clock tower. Circa late C18, belfry may be slightly later. Granite rubble with dressed granite pilasters at corners. Copper roof to belfry in hipped octagon shape. The tower is square on plan and has a door on its front wall facing into the courtyard. Smaller open octagonal belfry at the top supported on granite columns. Ball finial to roof with weathervane on top. The belfry is shown in a drawing of Tor Royal House in 1828.
Listing NGR: SX6001373135

Sources / Further Reading

SDV360652Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2018. MasterMap 2018. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #112612 ]
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV6280Related to: Tor Royal Farmhouse, Princetown (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4779 - Tor Royal farmhouse Historic Building Record

Date Last Edited:Jul 27 2018 10:07AM