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Trevor Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Trevor, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9826 / 52°58'57"N

Longitude: -3.1092 / 3°6'33"W

OS Eastings: 325624

OS Northings: 343381

OS Grid: SJ256433

Mapcode National: GBR 71.J17B

Mapcode Global: WH785.69N9

Plus Code: 9C4RXVMR+28

Entry Name: Trevor Tower

Listing Date: 11 June 1998

Last Amended: 11 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19963

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Also known as: King Williams Tower

ID on this website: 300019963

Location: Situated on SE edge of Tower Wood on hillside overlooking Vale of Llangollen, about 0.5 km north of Garth.

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen Rural (Llangollen Wledig)

Community: Llangollen Rural

Locality: Garth

Built-Up Area: Trevor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Tagged with: Tower Folly

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Castellated look-out tower built in 1827.


Circular 3-storey tower with flared base, slightly projecting castellated parapet and rectangular stair-turret with castellated parapet. Flat roof. Built in irregular, random tooled ashlar stone with raised string courses between floors; copings to parapets are slightly darker colour. Plain doorway with 'Gothick' traceried overlight to SW with square hood moulding; inserted doorway with timber moulding to NW. Rectangular windows with masonry hood moulding, timber central mullions and 16-pane 'Gothick' tracery to each floor. Rainwater head embossed with date '1827' on SW.


Interior and roof not accessible at time of inspection. Timber ground floor mostly rotted away. Spiral stairs to roof. Sub-rectangular basement with recess on W giving access to underground passage (now blocked) to Trevor Tower Cottage.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine early C19 folly and for its picturesque appearance in the landscape.

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