Chester Shot Tower is a grade-II*-listed shot tower located Chester, England. The tower stands beside the Shropshire Union Canal and forms part of the disused Chester Leadworks. Built by Walkers, Parker & Co. in 1799, the tower is the oldest of three remaining shot towers in the UK, and probably the oldest such structure still standing in the world.
The circular red-brick tower is 168 feet (41.2 m) tall and 30 feet (9.1 m) in diameter at the base tapering to 20 feet (6 m) at the top, with small arched windows.A lift shaft dating from 1971 remains attached to the exterior; the interior retains a spiral staircase and melting pots
By adrbr @ 2008-02-23 13:23:30