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The Tower House and Adjoining Courtyard Walls at Rowton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7087 / 52°42'31"N

Longitude: -2.9211 / 2°55'15"W

OS Eastings: 337866

OS Northings: 312739

OS Grid: SJ378127

Mapcode National: GBR B9.2HHJ

Mapcode Global: WH8BR.358R

Entry Name: The Tower House and Adjoining Courtyard Walls at Rowton Castle

Listing Date: 29 January 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258953

Location: Alberbury with Cardeston, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Alberbury with Cardeston

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Alberbury

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 3612-3712
14/48
29.1.52

ALBERBURY WITH CARDESTON C.P.
ROWTON
The Tower House and
adjoining courtyard walls
at Rowton Castle

GV
II

Service block, now house. Dated 1828. Coursed Alberbury breccia rubble
with red sandstone ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. 2 storeys with
flanking 3-storey square towers; Tudor Gothic style. Central block with
plinth and drip mould beneath eaves; towers with cornices, chamfered-coped
battlemented parapets and integral brick stacks on inner faces with
3 octagonal shafts. 2-window centre; wooden cross-windows with chamfered
reveals and returned hoodmoulds; central C20 glazed door with returned
hoodmould; towers with first-floor 2-light wooden casements and ground-floor
wooden cross-windows, both with chamfered reveals and returned hoodmoulds,
and chamfered slit windows to second storey. Central first-floor
shield with date. 2 attached walls to right linking service block to
Rowton Castle (qv), the higher behind with chamfered coping, the lower
in front with chamfered battlemented coping and segmental-headed doorway
to left. Interior not inspected. The service block forms the north-east
side of the service courtyard to the south-west of Rowton Castle (qv).

Listing NGR: SJ3786612739

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