Welcome to Dorset Allsorts

We'll be posting a variety of facts and photos of whatever takes our fancy as we wander around Dorset. They may be of churches, buildings, visitor attractions or natural scenes – in fact there will be all sorts! We hope they will give you a glimpse of some of the sights this beautiful county has to offer.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Clavell Tower

Standing on the cliffs above Kimmeridge Bay, and close by the South West Coast Path, Clavell Tower was built in 1830-1 by the Rev John Richards Clavell.

Originally an observatory and folly, it later became a coastguard's lookout before falling out of use in the First World War.

The original foundations of the tower

Endangered by cliff erosion, the tower was dismantled and rebuilt further back from the cliff's edge in 2005-8 by the Landmark Trust.

The tower has been fully restored and is fully furnished as a holiday let for 2 people, so if you fancy staying somewhere just a little bit different, this could be the place for you!

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