Old John Tower, Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford (Grade II)

Geo: 52.6963, -1.2237
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressOld John Tower Bradgate Park Newtown Linford LE12 7AF
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5256211245
Volume, Map, Item286, 3, 27
ParishNewtown Linford
WardForest Bradgate

Folly Tower of 1787. Granite and slate rubble stone with brick window dressings. Circular Gothic style tower of two storeys. Four pointed arch windows, ground floor blanks upper with renewed Y tracery, partly boarded, with one blocked. Bracketed cornice and battlements. Doorway with pointed arch and door. To left a pointed archway in a wall with ruined top. The tower is a Georgian folly built on the top of a lofty former windmill hill in the park, to form a feature and to facilitate from the top, enjoyment of the magnificent views to be had. Forms a notable landmark group with the War Memorial nearby.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.