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Toat Monument

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Black Gate Lane
Town:Pulborough / Toat
Parish:Pulborough
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH20
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Object setting:Other
Access is:Private
Location note:Visible from public footpath leading to Toatwood Farm
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:64
Grid reference:A9
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ050216

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General Information

Commissioned by: Samuel Drinkwater
Construction period:1827
Installation date:1827
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Toat House
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Description:A four storey, castellated six-sided tower built of ashlar.
Inscription:Plaque above the doorway inscribed: In memory of Samuel Drinkald, 1823

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Classification

Categories:Free Standing, Commemorative, Architectural
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Tower
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Tower
     Material:Ashlar stone
     Height (cm):1220

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:26/08/2008

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History

History:The tower was erected by Samuel Drinkwater. Although there are conflicting stories as to the reason for it’s construction, it is believed to be a memorial to Samuel Drinkald, a London tea merchant, who died on that spot following a fall from his horse.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Curiosities of West Sussex: A County Guide to the Unusual'
     Type:Book
     Author:Arscott, David.
     Page:40
     Publisher:S.B. Publications. Market Drayton.

Source 2 :
     Title:'Dead & Buried in Sussex'
     Type:Book
     Author:Arscott, David.
     Page:30
     Publisher:S.B. Publications. Seaford..


Further information:
#http://www.follytowers.com/toat.html#

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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