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Former North Gates and Gatepiers to Tong Castle and Flanking Retaining Walls and Bollards, Approximately 30 Metres to South West of the Old Post Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6636 / 52°39'49"N

Longitude: -2.3022 / 2°18'8"W

OS Eastings: 379654

OS Northings: 307364

OS Grid: SJ796073

Mapcode National: GBR 06X.SXB

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.L9XV

Entry Name: Former North Gates and Gatepiers to Tong Castle and Flanking Retaining Walls and Bollards, Approximately 30 Metres to South West of the Old Post Office

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255311

Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Tong

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEWPORT ROAD
(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.

GV II

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

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