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Description: Ford Castle Flagpole Tower and Forecourt Wall Attached to North
Date Listed: 10 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 238055
OS Grid Reference: NT9441437493
OS Grid Coordinates: 394414, 637493
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6310, -2.0903
There is also a scheduled monument, Parson's Tower, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
FORD FORD CASTLE
17/88 Flagpole Tower
Tower, formerly the south-west corner tower of the quadrilateral castle but
now detached. Linked to the present house (q.v. Ford Castle) by a stretch
of forecourt wall c.30 yards long. C14 (licence to crenellate 1338). The
lower parts of the forecourt wall are curtain walling from the castle, the
parapet is of 1791 by Nisbet. Tower restored and top floor renewed 1862.
Squared stone; Welsh slate roof.
Square tower 5 storeys plus basement. East side has two C18 doors with
4-centred arches and hoodmoulds. Blocked lancet on 1st floor. Chamfered
offset above 1st floor. On 2nd floor a blocked C18 window and a C19 2-light
mullioned window. North side has C19 stone steps to possibly original lst-
floor doorway with pointed arch and continuous chamfer. Platform at top of
steps supported on 2 large triple-set corbels. Elsewhere C19 2-light windows.
Stone water spouts.
Interior: basement has pointed tunnel vault with 5 square-section transverse
Country Life: Vol. 89 (1941). AM 369.
Listing NGR: NT9441437493
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Source: English Heritage
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