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Tower Folly in Garden of Towerside (Including perimeter Wall)

A Grade II Listed Building in Pantymwyn, Flintshire

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Tower Folly in Garden of Towerside (Including perimeter Wall)

Listing Date: 14 June 1995

Last Amended: 14 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Flintshire

Community: Gwernaffield with Pantymwyn (Gwernaffield gyda Pantymwyn)

Community: Gwernaffield

Locality: Pant-y-Buarth

Built-Up Area: Pantymwyn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

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.

Exterior

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.

Interior

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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an interesting folly tower which is a recognised local landmark.

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