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The Tower House and Adjoining Courtyard Walls at Rowton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7087 / 52°42'31"N

Longitude: -2.9211 / 2°55'15"W

OS Eastings: 337866

OS Northings: 312739

OS Grid: SJ378127

Mapcode National: GBR B9.2HHJ

Mapcode Global: WH8BR.358R

Entry Name: The Tower House and Adjoining Courtyard Walls at Rowton Castle

Listing Date: 29 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258953

Location: Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Alberbury with Cardeston

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Alberbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 3612-3712

The Tower House and
adjoining courtyard walls
at Rowton Castle


Service block, now house. Dated 1828. Coursed Alberbury breccia rubble
with red sandstone ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. 2 storeys with
flanking 3-storey square towers; Tudor Gothic style. Central block with
plinth and drip mould beneath eaves; towers with cornices, chamfered-coped
battlemented parapets and integral brick stacks on inner faces with
3 octagonal shafts. 2-window centre; wooden cross-windows with chamfered
reveals and returned hoodmoulds; central C20 glazed door with returned
hoodmould; towers with first-floor 2-light wooden casements and ground-floor
wooden cross-windows, both with chamfered reveals and returned hoodmoulds,
and chamfered slit windows to second storey. Central first-floor
shield with date. 2 attached walls to right linking service block to
Rowton Castle (qv), the higher behind with chamfered coping, the lower
in front with chamfered battlemented coping and segmental-headed doorway
to left. Interior not inspected. The service block forms the north-east
side of the service courtyard to the south-west of Rowton Castle (qv).

Listing NGR: SJ3786612739

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

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