Description: Hartshead Pike Tower
Date Listed: 12 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 212656
OS Grid Reference: SD9605902409
OS Grid Coordinates: 396059, 402409
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5183, -2.0609
ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE HARTSHEAD PIKE
SD 90 SE
2/8 Hartshead Pike
12/01/67 Pike Pillar)
Tower. 1863. By John Eaton. Hammer-dressed stone. Circular
tower with steep conical roof. Door in west side has
shouldered head and inscribed stones above reading "This
pike was rebuilt by public contribution 1751 and re-
erected by public subscription to commemorate the marriage
of HRH Albert Edward Prince of Wales to HRH the Princess
Alexandra and to restore the ancient landmark of Hartshead
Pike". Cusped lancet window openings, corbelled eaves,
dormer roof lights with cusped openings and stepped gables.
W. M. Bowman, England in Ashton-under-Lyne, 1960. Victoria
County History of Lancashire, 1911, vol. 4.
Listing NGR: SD9605902409
Source: English Heritage
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