Conygar Tower facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsConygar Tower
Conygar Tower, Dunster
|Location||Dunster, Somerset, England|
|Official name: Conygar Tower|
|Designated||May 22, 1969|
It is a circular, 3 storey folly tower built of red sandstone, situated on a hill overlooking the village. It was commissioned by Henry Luttrell and designed by Richard Phelps and stands about 18 metres (59 ft) high so that it can be seen from Dunster Castle on the opposite hillside. There is no evidence that it ever had floors or a roof.
The name Conygar comes from two medieval words Coney meaning rabbit and Garth meaning garden, indicating that it was once a warren where rabbits were bred for food.
In 1997 a survey carried out by The Crown Estate identified cracks in the walls which were repaired in 2000.
Conygar Tower Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.