SD7907 : Radcliffe Tower

taken 6 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
Saturday, 26 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7957 0750 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.8227N 2:18.5952W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7954 0751
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Scheduled Ancient Monument  Tower  15th Century  Fifteenth Century  Ancient Monument  Bury Metro  Bury MBC  English Heritage  Snow 

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