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photoblog image Kimmeridge Bay 5/5

Kimmeridge Bay 5/5

Clavell Tower, seen in here in close-up from a long distance away, The tower is about 35 feet (11 m) high and rises over what is known as Hen Cliff. The main tower is constructed of mortared selected stone and the windows are formed from brick. The ground floor is surrounded by Tuscan colonnade and the roof has a parapet built in stone. The tower is owned by The Landmark Trust and was threatened by shoreline erosion and was in imminent danger of toppling into the ocean below. The Trust have moved the tower 25 metres landwards, away from the crumbling cliff top. The tower was rebuilt to be suitable for letting and the relocation project cost nearly £900,000

Kimmeridge Bay 5/5

Clavell Tower, seen in here in close-up from a long distance away, The tower is about 35 feet (11 m) high and rises over what is known as Hen Cliff. The main tower is constructed of mortared selected stone and the windows are formed from brick. The ground floor is surrounded by Tuscan colonnade and the roof has a parapet built in stone. The tower is owned by The Landmark Trust and was threatened by shoreline erosion and was in imminent danger of toppling into the ocean below. The Trust have moved the tower 25 metres landwards, away from the crumbling cliff top. The tower was rebuilt to be suitable for letting and the relocation project cost nearly £900,000

comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Jul 2018, 01:21
Des gens habitent-ils dedans ?
Brian Walbey: No it is what we call a Folly Martine, a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.
I do like the design
Brian Walbey: Rather unusual isn't it.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Jul 2018, 05:41
A teathered tower...it will not eat the clowers!
It's really outstanding in its field, as far as towers go, Brian. I'm sure many consider the price of relocation totally worth it.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it is worth the cost, even though it is only a folly.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 27 Jul 2018, 06:37
Good isn't it that it didn't fall into the sea
Brian Walbey: I quite agree Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 27 Jul 2018, 06:58
Nowhere to put the corner cabinet.
Brian Walbey: There's always something that doesn't fit in smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2018, 10:30
The tower is nice enough, but the setting doesn't look very hospitable. You may have to carry luggage and supplies quite distance. I guess one would then be rewarded with a great view.
Brian Walbey: It is only a folly, a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park, it was never meant for living in.
What was it's purpose. It might have served as a lighthouse, but has no light.
Brian Walbey: It is a folly Mary, a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2018, 14:45
They will recoup from holiday lettings, no doubt. Somehow it doesn't appeal, in spite of its location
Brian Walbey: I can't really imagine it being to many peoples taste for a holiday let.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Jul 2018, 18:08
Your description gives a very good image of this beautiful tower which is dominating te bay.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jul 2018, 21:01
It must be a nightmare trying to get furniture to fit in. At least thee are no corners to accumulate dust. I recall a TV programme about moving the Belle Tout lighthouse on Beachy Head.
Brian Walbey: It would certainly be a very strange place to stay in.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 28 Jul 2018, 07:16
I like your series about this tower. In that regard you also visit some great places. Thank you Brian for showing. always a pleasure to me/us. Please say hello to Maureen.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your very kind comment Astrid, I don't go out as much as I would like to because of my balance issues, and then Maureen usually takes me, but when I do I try to make the most of where we go or what we do with my cameras, taking lots of pictures, hence I have all my postings planned, but not uploaded, until early November, then I'll start on this years pictures.
I suppose 25 meters gives it a bit of time!
Brian Walbey: Quite a long time hopefully.

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