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Latitude: 52.66 / 52°39'35"N
Longitude: -2.3095 / 2°18'34"W
OS Eastings: 379160
OS Northings: 306960
OS Grid: SJ791069
Mapcode National: GBR 072.BWL
Mapcode Global: WH9DC.HDFN
Entry Name: Remains of Tong Castle at Ngr Sj 7916 0696
Listing Date: 29 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1176571
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255312
Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11
Civil Parish: Tong
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEWPORT ROAD
6/40 Reimains of Tong Castle at
- NGR SJ 7916 0696.
Castle, remains of. C14 to circa 1765. Sandstone and red brick on
natural rock. Fragmentary remains of stables and outbuildings including
barrel vaulted cellars and part of newel staircase. The site is now
divided into two,and largely obscured,by the M54 Motorway (qv. Remains
of Tong Castle at NGR SJ 7916 0693). George Durant the elder (d.1780)
demolished most of Sir Harry Vernon's circa 1500 castle in 1764 and
replaced it with 'Capability' Brown's GothickCastle in 1765, which was,
in turn demolished in 1954. Recently excavated by the Shropshire Archaeol-
ogical Society with report to follow (qv. Convent Lodge, wall with pulpit
approximately 10 metres to East of Convent Lodge, The Old Post Office,
former North gates and flanking walls). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire,
p.304; 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, pp. 56-9.
Listing NGR: SJ7916006960
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