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Latitude: 52.9872 / 52°59'14"N
Longitude: -1.8861 / 1°53'9"W
OS Eastings: 407743
OS Northings: 343326
OS Grid: SK077433
Mapcode National: GBR 37K.PZD
Mapcode Global: WHCF9.054R
Entry Name: The Prospect Tower and Wall and Railings to the South
Listing Date: 3 January 1967
Last Amended: 17 November 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1192015
English Heritage Legacy ID: 275110
Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10
District: Staffordshire Moorlands
Civil Parish: Farley
Built-Up Area: Alton Park
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
3/1/67 The Prospect Tower and wall
and railings to the south.
(Formerly listed as "The
Observation tower, wall and railings. Circa 1824. By Robert Abraham.
Painted ashlar and cast iron. Octagonal plan tower with Gothic details.
3 stages receeding in diameter from bottom to top, the 2 lower stages have
an outer arcade of 4-centred arches springing from banded and clustered
shafts, the upper stage has pointed windows beneath pointed hoods which
spring from the paired shafts at each corner; ogee glass dome with cast
iron tracery. Approximately 10 yard length of ashlar wall surmounted
by low cast iron railings with Gothic arcading 3 yards south of the
Prospect Tower and part of the same architectural composition. This item
forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is
included at Grade I on the HBMC Garden Register.
Listing NGR: SK0774343326
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