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Remains of Tong Castle at Ngr Sj 7916 0696, Tong

Description: Remains of Tong Castle at Ngr Sj 7916 0696

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255312

OS Grid Reference: SJ7916006960
OS Grid Coordinates: 379160, 306960
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6600, -2.3095

Location: M54, Tong, Shropshire TF11 8PH

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

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Listing Text

(West side)

6/40 Reimains of Tong Castle at
- NGR SJ 7916 0696.

- II

Castle, remains of. C14 to circa 1765. Sandstone and red brick on
natural rock. Fragmentary remains of stables and outbuildings including
barrel vaulted cellars and part of newel staircase. The site is now
divided into two,and largely obscured,by the M54 Motorway (qv. Remains
of Tong Castle at NGR SJ 7916 0693). George Durant the elder (d.1780)
demolished most of Sir Harry Vernon's circa 1500 castle in 1764 and
replaced it with 'Capability' Brown's GothickCastle in 1765, which was,
in turn demolished in 1954. Recently excavated by the Shropshire Archaeol-
ogical Society with report to follow (qv. Convent Lodge, wall with pulpit
approximately 10 metres to East of Convent Lodge, The Old Post Office,
former North gates and flanking walls). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire,
p.304; 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, pp. 56-9.

Listing NGR: SJ7916006960

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Source: English Heritage

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