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HER Number:MDV32670
Name:Ellerslie Lookout Tower, Bickington


19th century gothick lookout tower now converted to holiday accommodation.


Grid Reference:SS 536 326
Map Sheet:SS53SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFremington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishFREMINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SW/69
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98722

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOWER (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Ellerslie Look Out marked on 1880s-1890s 25 inch Ordnance Survey map.

Goodwin, N. D., 1989, Ellerslie Lookout Tower (Worksheet). SDV348876.

Site visit 1st August 1989. The corrugated roof has now collapsed.

Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 8, Appendix 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV352137.

Reed, S. J., 2012, Ellerslie Lookout (Personal Comment). SDV348877.

Converted to holiday accommodation in 2007. Retrospective planning application for change of use consent applied for in January 2012.

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

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

Lookout tower. Early to mid C19. Stone rubble and brick. Roof removed and replaced by internal corrugated lean-to roof at first floor level. Octagonal tower, built to resemble Gothick folly. Formerly 2 storeys; first floor now removed. Embattled parapet. Tall pointed arched first floor openings on each side, alternatively blind and open on each facet, that to east side has 2-light casements on each floor with inserted doorway on north-west face. Otherwise ground floor openings, including entrance to west side, or each facet all infilled. Three wrought iron brackets project at first floor level on west side, possibly originally supporting a canopy. The tower overlooks the Taw estuary. Date listed: 29th May 1986.

Department of Environment, 29/05/1986, Fremington, 6 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV342173.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342173List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 29/05/1986. Fremington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 6.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87529 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV348876Worksheet: Goodwin, N. D.. 1989. Ellerslie Lookout Tower. Worksheet + Digital.
SDV348877Personal Comment: Reed, S. J.. 2012. Ellerslie Lookout. Not Applicable.
SDV352137Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2011. Land to the West of Tews Lane, Bickington, Barnstaple, Devon: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 76470.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8, Appendix 1.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 24 2014 10:14AM