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Remains of Tong Castle at Ngr Sj 7916 0693

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6597 / 52°39'34"N

Longitude: -2.3095 / 2°18'34"W

OS Eastings: 379160

OS Northings: 306930

OS Grid: SJ791069

Mapcode National: GBR 072.BWP

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.HDGV

Entry Name: Remains of Tong Castle at Ngr Sj 7916 0693

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255317

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

Remains of Tong Castle at NGR SJ 7916 0693


Castle, remains of. C12 to the C16. Fragmentary remains of sandstone
walls on natural rock. The site is now divided into two, and largely
obscured by the M54 Motorway (qv. Remains of Tong Castle at NGR SJ 7916
0696). 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 Gothick Castle in 1765, which was, in turn, demolished in 1954.
Under excavation at time of re-survey by the Shropshire Archaeological
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: SJ7916006930

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