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Brick Tower Shot Tower, Richmond upon Thames

Description: Brick Tower Shot Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 205292

OS Grid Reference: TQ1288972844
OS Grid Coordinates: 512889, 172844
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4433, -0.3770

Location: Ellerman Avenue, Richmond, Greater London TW2 6AB

Locality: Richmond upon Thames
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW2 6AB

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Listing Text


Brick Tower
(Formerly listed as
Shot Tower)
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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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