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Description: Terrace Retaining Wall and Tower Approximatey 10 Metres to North-East and 60 Metres to North-West of
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 258954
OS Grid Reference: SJ3786112790
OS Grid Coordinates: 337861, 312790
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7092, -2.9212
SJ 3612-3712 ALBERBURY WITH ROWTON
14/49 Terrace retaining wall
- and tower approx.
10 metres to
north-east and 60
metres to north-
west of Rowton
Terrace retaining wall and tower. Early C19, possibly by George Wyatt.
Roughly coursed Alberbury breccia rubble with red sandstone coping.
Irregular U-plan; north-east wall approximately 80 metres long and
3 metres high, north-west and south-west walls approximately 35 and 30
metres long respectively, both approximately one metre high. North-west
wall: high battered base, projecting string course, and parapet with
chamfered coping. Terrace projecting to north-east of castle with
buttresses at angles and bastions with battlemented parapets. Flight
of stone steps to south-east. Projecting square tower at north-west
end with plinth, cornice, and battlemented parapet with chamfered coping;
2 storeys; rectangular first-floor opening to north-east and entrance
to south-east. North-west and south-west walls with earth banked above
and low ha-ha. The wall and tower are probably part of the early C19
work at Rowton Castle (qv) carried out in 1809-12 by George Wyatt and in
Listing NGR: SJ3786112790
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