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placename:- Braystones Tower
locality:- Braystones
parish Lowside Quarter parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
folly; tower
coordinates:- NY00840598
10Km square:- NY00

1Km square NY0005


Braystones Tower -- Braystones -- Lowside Quarter -- Cumbria / -- 13.10.2006

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Memorial tower. Erected 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee; became a First World War memorial in addtion, 1920. Snecked sandstone rubble with roughly dressed quoins and tooled dressings. Tower (formerly floored, now gutted) 3 stages with battlemented parapet (slightly corbelled) and corner turret. Doorway and windows (one to each floor to each elevation) under dropped labels. Original commemorative tablet records the names of local worthies present at its unveiling (June 1897); another tablet records the names of those men of Braystone who served in the Great War. Braystone Tower is a prominent landmark from both the countryside around and the sea.

placename:- Braystones Tower
district:- Copeland
listed building -- memorial; war memorial
coordinates:- NY00840598
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

notes it was supposed this stood on a motte, but it now thought to be a natural hillock
Perriam, D R & Robinson, J: 1998: Medieval Fortified Buildings of Cumbria: CWAAS:: ISBN 1 873124 23 6

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