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Latitude: 51.4434 / 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
Entry Name: Brick Tower shot Tower
Listing Date: 2 September 1952
Last Amended: 25 June 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1286731
English Heritage Legacy ID: 205292
Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW2
District: Richmond upon Thames
Electoral Ward/Division: Hanworth
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
5028 CRANE PARK
(Formerly listed as
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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