SD7907 : Radcliffe Tower

taken 8 years ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

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Radcliffe Tower
Radcliffe Tower
The green plaque in front of the ruins reads:

"The tower was built by James de Radcliffe who, in 1403, ordered an ambitious rebuilding of his manor house.Little is known of the manor house prior to that date, although excavations in 1979-80 by the Bury Archeological Group suggested that it stood on the site of the later building.

Although the surviving tower is now free standing, when it was built it stood next to the timber framed great hall which projected to the west. The tower had fallen into disuse and been converted to a farm building by 1700. The present gabled roof shape is a result of, and dates from, that agricultural usage.

The tower is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument as defined by the Ancient Monuments and Archeological Areas Act 1979"

English Heritage Building ID: 210639 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings

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Date Taken
Sunday, 31 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 January, 2010
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Historic sites and artefacts 
Scheduled Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 795 075 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.8260N 2:18.5825W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 795 075
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Other Tags
15th Century  Fifteenth Century  Tower  Ancient Monument  Scheduled Ancient Monument  English Heritage  Grade I  Listed Building 

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