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© Mr Ian Garman

IoE Number: 458483
Location: SHELDON BUSH AND PATENT SHOT COMPANY LIMITED, CHEESE LANE (south side)
  BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Photographer: Mr Ian Garman
Date Photographed: 22 December 2004
Date listed: 24 November 1995
Date of last amendment: 24 November 1995
Grade II

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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.

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