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Terrace Retaining Wall and Tower Approximatey 10 Metres to North-East and 60 Metres to North-West of Rowton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7091 / 52°42'32"N

Longitude: -2.9207 / 2°55'14"W

OS Eastings: 337893

OS Northings: 312774

OS Grid: SJ378127

Mapcode National: GBR B9.2HLQ

Mapcode Global: WH8BR.35GH

Plus Code: 9C4VP35H+JP

Entry Name: Terrace Retaining Wall and Tower Approximatey 10 Metres to North-East and 60 Metres to North-West of Rowton Castle

Listing Date: 29 January 1952

Last Amended: 18 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366873

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258954

Location: Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Alberbury with Cardeston

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Alberbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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SJ 3612-3712

Terrace retaining wall and tower
approx.10 metres to north-east and
60 metres to north-west of Rowton Castle


Terrace retaining wall and tower. Early C19, possibly by George Wyatt.
Roughly coursed Alberbury breccia rubble with red sandstone coping.
Irregular U-plan; north-east wall approximately 80 metres long and
3 metres high, north-west and south-west walls approximately 35 and 30
metres long respectively, both approximately one metre high. North-west
wall: high battered base, projecting string course, and parapet with
chamfered coping. Terrace projecting to north-east of castle with
buttresses at angles and bastions with battlemented parapets. Flight
of stone steps to south-east. Projecting square tower at north-west
end with plinth, cornice, and battlemented parapet with chamfered coping;
2 storeys; rectangular first-floor opening to north-east and entrance
to south-east. North-west and south-west walls with earth banked above
and low ha-ha. The wall and tower are probably part of the early C19
work at Rowton Castle (qv) carried out in 1809-12 by George Wyatt and in

Listing NGR: SJ3789312774

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