Description: The Prospect Tower and Wall and Railings to the South
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275110
OS Grid Reference: SK0774343326
OS Grid Coordinates: 407743, 343326
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9872, -1.8861
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SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
3/1/67 The Prospect Tower and wall
and railings to the south.
(Formerly listed as "The
Observation tower, wall and railings. Circa 1824. By Robert Abraham.
Painted ashlar and cast iron. Octagonal plan tower with Gothic details.
3 stages receeding in diameter from bottom to top, the 2 lower stages have
an outer arcade of 4-centred arches springing from banded and clustered
shafts, the upper stage has pointed windows beneath pointed hoods which
spring from the paired shafts at each corner; ogee glass dome with cast
iron tracery. Approximately 10 yard length of ashlar wall surmounted
by low cast iron railings with Gothic arcading 3 yards south of the
Prospect Tower and part of the same architectural composition. This item
forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is
included at Grade I on the HBMC Garden Register.
Listing NGR: SK0774343326
Source: English Heritage
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