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Laura's Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4VP762+78

Entry Name: Laura's Tower

Listing Date: 19 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246559

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455425

ID on this website: 101246559

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2

County: Shropshire

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

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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

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