Town Walls Tower

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Coordinates: 52°42′19″N 2°45′21″W / 52.7053°N 2.7559°W / 52.7053; -2.7559 Town Walls Tower is a building in the care of the National Trust in the county town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England in the United Kingdom.

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The Town Walls Tower is the very last remaining medieval watchtower surviving on what were once the medieval fortified, defensive walls of Shrewsbury. The tower dates from the 14th century, a time when the town was subject to attacks from the Welsh and like Shrewsbury Castle the tower was a means of observing the land around the town and the River Severn.

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