SHELDON BUSH AND PATENT SHOT COMPANY LIMITED

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1059030
Date first listed:
24-Nov-1995
Statutory Address:
SHELDON BUSH AND PATENT SHOT COMPANY LIMITED, CHEESE LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SHELDON BUSH AND PATENT SHOT COMPANY LIMITED, CHEESE LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
City of Bristol (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 59388 72912

Details

ST 59 72 BRISTOL CHEESE LANE (South side) 901-1/42/10010 Sheldon Bush and Patent Shot Company Limited

II

Lead Shot Tower. 1969. Designed by E.N. Underwood and Partners (Structural Engineers) for the Sheldon Bush and Patent Shot Company. Reinforced concrete structure of concave bilateral planned form. Vertically set slit windows in the tower. Twelve sided top has central band of vertically set windows with a band of ventilation slits beneath. Direct descendent of the first lead shot tower to be built, in 1782, by William Watts who invented the tower process of lead shot manufacture. Watts original tower survived in Bristol until 1968 when it was demolished as part of road widening scheme. The Cheese Lane Tower is its replacement, built for the same company for use in the same process. It is a unique 20th century shot tower and one of only 3 shot towers of any period now surviving in England.



Listing NGR: ST5938872912

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
458483
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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