MOW COP CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1162028
Date first listed:
06-Jun-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
26-Mar-1987
Statutory Address:
MOW COP CASTLE, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MOW COP CASTLE, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Odd Rode
County:
Staffordshire
District:
Newcastle-under-Lyme (District Authority)
Parish:
Kidsgrove
National Grid Reference:
SJ8574857352

Details

SJ 85 NE 8/83 6.6.52

ODD RODE C.P. (Off) HIGH STREET (MOW COP)

Mow Cop Castle (formerly listed as Summer House on Mow Cop) II

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Ruinous folly built as a summer house. 1754. By Randle Wilbraham. Coursed sandstone rubble. Round tower to north with ground floor and ruinous upper floor and arch and broken walling to south. Cheshire front: round tower at left with two porthole windows to the ground floor. Row of corbels above this and one pointed arch at left. To right of the tower is a pointed arch and at right again a further piece of ruinous walling with a low porthole window and half of a blocked pointed arch. The Staffordshire side has a porthole window at right of the round tower and a pointed arched doorway at left, a row of corbels dividing the floors and two pointed arches to the first floor with a corbel table below the parapet. Pointed arch to left of this and rectangular surround to the sunken porthole window in the walling at left. The round tower was originally less ruinous and had Y-tracery to the pointed windows and a conical roof, and served as a summer-house for the Wilbrahams and a neighbouring family of Staffordshire landowners. In the late C18 the first meetings of the Primitive Methodists were held below the castle. The castle was built on the county boundary.

Listing NGR: SJ 85748 57352

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
56556
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02030/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J M Pickering. Source Historic England Archive
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