SK2553 : Hopton Hall Tower

taken 6 years ago, near to Hopton, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Hopton Hall Tower
Hopton Hall Tower
The tower sits in the middle of the crinkle-crankle wall on the north of the estate. It has two sets of doors facing the garden but is blank on the other sides. The downstairs room is currently used as a tea room in the summer but the upstairs in inaccessible. It is thought the top was a dovecote but there were no holes for the birds visible -if they have been blocked it has been done extremely neatly. Here's what British listed buildings has to say:
Garden walls and tower. Late C18. Red brick with vitrified headers. Gritstone dressings. Tower has graduated slate low-pitched pyramidal roof with leaded ridges. Small flat top formerly supporting cupola. Moulded stone cornice.
Square plan, two storeys. South elevation has two sets of double panelled doors with Gothic tracery fanlights above. Second storey, formerly a pigeon loft, all openings now blocked. To either side, three elongated semi-circular curves of wall, approximately 10 feet high. Topped with moulded stone copings.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 256 532 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.5466N 1:37.0883W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 256 533
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Tower  Folly  Dovecote 

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