British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Vineyard Retaining Walls and Tower Approximately 120 Metres to North and North East of the Vineyard, Hodnet

Description: Vineyard Retaining Walls and Tower Approximately 120 Metres to North and North East of the Vineyard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260216

OS Grid Reference: SJ5830529290
OS Grid Coordinates: 358305, 329290
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8595, -2.6207

Location: Hodnet, Shropshire SY4 5LF

Locality: Hodnet
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 5LF

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

SJ 5829-5929
SJ 58306 29288
11/62 Vineyard retaining walls
and tower approx. 120 metres
to north and north-east of
The Vineyard


Vineyard retaining walls and tower. Late C18. Dressed yellow/grey
sandstone on living rock. Rock-cut terrace approximately 270 metres
long with central circular tower in a Gothick style. Tower with high
plinth and cruciform loop openings. The terrace and tower form part
of a vineyard, one of the works carried out in Hawkstone Park by
Sir Rowland Hill in the late C18. There is a further, smaller,rock
cut terrace to the south (q.v.) and a series of smaller earth terraces
(not included on this list) below that. Most of the park, with the
majority of the ornamental buildings and structures lies in the adjoining
parish (see under Weston-under-Redcastle C.P.). The Vineyard (shown on
O.S. map as Vineyard Cottage) is not included on this list. Arthur
Oswald, Country Life, July 3, 1958, pp. 18-21 and July 10, 1958, pp.

Listing NGR: SJ5830529290

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.