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Latitude: 52.7106 / 52°42'38"N
Longitude: -2.7491 / 2°44'56"W
OS Eastings: 349485
OS Northings: 312815
OS Grid: SJ494128
Mapcode National: GBR BJ.29VX
Mapcode Global: WH8BT.R429
Entry Name: Laura's Tower
Listing Date: 19 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246559
English Heritage Legacy ID: 455425
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2
Civil Parish: Shrewsbury
Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ4912NW CASTLE GATES
653-1/11/160 (East side)
19/09/72 Laura's Tower
Tower, built as folly on castle motte. c1790. By Thomas
Telford. Coursed and squared red sandstone, with conical
copper roof. Octagonal, single storey over basement. Double
curved external staircase leads to roll moulded 2-centred
arched doorway, and there is another arched doorway at ground
level between the arms of the staircase. Upper windows are
wide lancets and there are a series of "arrow slits" above.
Embattled parapet carried on corbels. Possible base of earlier
tower on the site below.
The tower was built by Thomas Telford for Laura, the daughter
of Sir William Pulteney as a summer house.
Listing NGR: SJ4948512815
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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