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Brick Tower Shot Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Hanworth, London

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Latitude: 51.4433 / 51°26'36"N

Longitude: -0.377 / 0°22'37"W

OS Eastings: 512889

OS Northings: 172844

OS Grid: TQ128728

Mapcode National: GBR 4P.ZJY

Mapcode Global: VHFTL.FZ1D

Plus Code: 9C3XCJVF+85

Entry Name: Brick Tower Shot Tower

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Last Amended: 25 June 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205292

ID on this website: 101286731

Location: Crane Park, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW2

County: London

District: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Hanworth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Augustine of Canterbury Whitton

Church of England Diocese: London

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Brick Tower
(Formerly listed as
Shot Tower)
TQ 17 SW 3/1 2.9.52


Late C18 or early C19.
Tapering brick tower in English bond. Built like a tower mill. Roofed with lead.
Door and lower windows have painted arches with weatherboarded spandrels and stone
keystone. Interior derelict and no floors. Stands in the middle of trees, which
have grown up all round, beside one of the streams into which the River Crane is
here divided by dams and sluices. This one belonged to the old Hounslow Powder Mills
and is the only surviving building. (The mills were in all probability the first
gunpowder mills in England, dating from the time of the Battle of Crecy, 1315.)
Previously incorrectly listed as a Shot Tower. Perhaps instead a grinding mill.

Listing NGR: TQ1288972844

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