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The Prospect Tower and Wall and Railings to the South

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9872 / 52°59'14"N

Longitude: -1.8861 / 1°53'9"W

OS Eastings: 407743

OS Northings: 343326

OS Grid: SK077433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.PZD

Mapcode Global: WHCF9.054R

Entry Name: The Prospect Tower and Wall and Railings to the South

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 November 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275110

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK

12/115
3/1/67 The Prospect Tower and wall
and railings to the south.
(Formerly listed as "The
Pagoda")
- II*
Observation tower, wall and railings. Circa 1824. By Robert Abraham.
Painted ashlar and cast iron. Octagonal plan tower with Gothic details.
3 stages receeding in diameter from bottom to top, the 2 lower stages have
an outer arcade of 4-centred arches springing from banded and clustered
shafts, the upper stage has pointed windows beneath pointed hoods which
spring from the paired shafts at each corner; ogee glass dome with cast
iron tracery. Approximately 10 yard length of ashlar wall surmounted
by low cast iron railings with Gothic arcading 3 yards south of the
Prospect Tower and part of the same architectural composition. This item
forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is
included at Grade I on the HBMC Garden Register.


Listing NGR: SK0774343326

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