TG0333 : Belvue Tower, Briningham

taken 7 years ago, near to Melton Constable, Norfolk, Great Britain

Belvue Tower, Briningham
Belvue Tower, Briningham
This attractive 4-storey high brick tower is a Grade II listed building. Originally built for use as a look-out tower it was later converted into a windmill and then into a folly. The lower stage is believed to date from the 16th century. The brick refacing was carried out when the building was converted into a smock windmill by Sir Jacob Astley 1st Bart, in the 18th century. The mill was replaced by the 4th Bart in 1781 when upper floors were added to make 5 domestic storeys, the lower stages of which are octagonal and the upper circular, topped by a battlemented parapet and stack. The attic with hipped tiled roof above the parapet is C20. A house was added in the 20th century.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0340 3351 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.6377N 1:1.1972E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 0318 3369
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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