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Latitude: 51.4537 / 51°27'13"N
Longitude: -2.5859 / 2°35'9"W
OS Eastings: 359388
OS Northings: 172912
OS Grid: ST593729
Mapcode National: GBR CBK.3Q
Mapcode Global: VH88N.4QBF
Entry Name: Sheldon Bush and Patent Shot Company Limited
Listing Date: 24 November 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1059030
English Heritage Legacy ID: 458483
Location: Bristol, BS2
Electoral Ward/Division: Central
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Bristol St Philip and St Jacob with Emmanuel
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST 59 72 BRISTOL CHEESE LANE
Sheldon Bush and Patent
Shot Company Limited
Lead Shot Tower. 1969. Designed by E.N. Underwood and Partners (Structural Engineers) for the Sheldon Bush and Patent Shot Company. Reinforced concrete structure of concave bilateral planned form. Vertically set slit windows in the tower. Twelve sided top has central band of vertically set windows with a band of ventilation slits beneath.
Direct descendent of the first lead shot tower to be built, in 1782, by William Watts who invented the tower process of lead shot manufacture. Watts original tower survived in Bristol until 1968 when it was demolished as part of road widening scheme. The Cheese Lane Tower is its replacement, built for the same company for use in the same process. It is a unique 20th century shot tower and one of only 3 shot towers of any period now surviving in England.
Listing NGR: ST5938872912
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