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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1176612
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255317
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
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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