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Latitude: 53.1682 / 53°10'5"N
Longitude: -3.204 / 3°12'14"W
OS Eastings: 319608
OS Northings: 364133
OS Grid: SJ196641
Mapcode National: GBR 6X.4G5M
Mapcode Global: WH774.RMGJ
Plus Code: 9C5R5Q9W+79
Entry Name: Tower Folly in Garden of Towerside (Including perimeter Wall)
Listing Date: 14 June 1995
Last Amended: 14 June 1995
Source ID: 16130
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: Situated in the garden of Towerside reached from a rough track leading N off Pant-y-buarth Road.
Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)
Built-Up Area: Pantymwyn
Traditional County: Flintshire
Mid-late C18 folly tower, possibily originally part of the Cefn Mawr Estate. This 2-storey tower is reputed locally to have been the look out station for a Liverpool tea merchant who could watch his ships approach port up the Mersey from this point.
2-storey crenellated tower constructed of roughly coursed local limestone. Single doorway and various C20 windows. It is surrounded by a concentric single storey crenellated wall of roughly coursed limestone with sham arrow slits.
A flue runs the entire height of the building, originally it is thought to have had a flight of stone steps which led to the flat viewing roof. Remodelled in the C20.
Listed as an interesting folly tower which is a recognised local landmark.
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