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placename:- Fox Tower
parish Helbeck parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
tower; shooting box; folly
coordinates:- NY78691627
10Km square:- NY71

1Km square NY7816

photograph

Fox Tower -- Helbeck -- Cumbria / -- 7.7.2006

old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 16 11)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Fox Tower
building/s
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
FOX TOWER TO NORTH-WEST OF HELBECK HALL / / / HELBECK / EDEN / CUMBRIA / II / 73341 / NY7869416270
courtesy of English Heritage
Observation tower built c1779 for Henry Alison so that he could watch the Hunt. Stands on massive drum plinth; coursed, rubble with some brick internally. Lacks floor and roof. Main building circular with 5 semicircular headed windows to 1st floor (some blocked); entrance to rear at junction with tall newel stair turret (resembling chimney) which has an external door at 1st floor level.
district:- Eden
listed building -- watchtower
coordinates:- NY78691627
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

old print:- Braithwaite 1922

Guide book, Kirkby Stephen, written by J W Braithwaite and published by J W Braithwaite and Sons, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, 4th edn 1922.
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Print, halftone photograph, Fish Pond and Fox Tower, Helbeck, Westmorland, published by J W Braithwaite and Sons, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, 1922.
Tipped in opposite p.64 of a guide book, Kirkby Stephen, 4th edn 1922.
printed at bottom:-
FISH POND AND FOX TOWER, 5 MILES FROM KIRKBY STEPHEN.

placename:- Fox Tower
date:- 1922
period:- 1920s

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