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Sheldon Bush and Patent Shot Company Limited

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, Bristol

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059030

English Heritage Legacy ID: 458483

Location: Bristol, BS2

County: Bristol

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

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Listing Text

(South side)
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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