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Former North Gates and Gatepiers to Tong Castle and Flanking Retaining Walls and Bollards, Approxima, Tong

Description: Former North Gates and Gatepiers to Tong Castle and Flanking Retaining Walls and Bollards, Approxima

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255311

OS Grid Reference: SJ7965407364
OS Grid Coordinates: 379654, 307364
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6636, -2.3023

Location: Newport Road, Tong, Shropshire TF11 8PW

Locality: Tong
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8PW

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Listing Text

(South-West side)

6/29 Former North Gates and Gatepiers
- to Tong Castle with flanking
Retaining Walls and Bollards,
approximately 30 metres to South-
West of The Old Post Office.


Gates, flanking walls, and bollards. Late C18 or early C19. 2 wrought
iron gates with fleur-de-lys railings. Flanking walls: squared and coursed
sandstone approximately 5 metres long and 1 metre high. Dentil brick
chamfered coping, central segmental arched niches with flanking recessed
Latin and Maltese crosses; square gate and end piers with dentil brick
coping. Low flanking retaining walls, approximately 20 metres to left and
60 metres to right. Bollards on bank behind retaining wall, 4 to left of
gates and 11 to right, with chain links between; cannon type with acanthus
necking, finials, Durant shields with motto: "Heati qui Durant" ("Blessed
are those who endure" or "Blessed are the Durants".) The bollards were
brought from near the castle when it ceased to be lived in. The walls have
similar details to that East of Convent Lodge (qv) entrance which are dated
1821, but if they date from the building of the Castle (qv) in 1765 they
are probably by its Architect, 'Capability' Brown. G. Griffith, History of
Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 89-92 and pp.154-61; D. H. Robinson, The
Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980, p.56.

Listing NGR: SJ7965507365

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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