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Remains of Tong Castle at Ngr Sj 7916 0696

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176571

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255312

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

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6/40 Reimains of Tong Castle at
- NGR SJ 7916 0696.

- II

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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