Cheshire landmark demolished after crash

One of Cheshire's oldest landmarks, the historic Round Tower, has been demolished following a crash.

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Northwich landmark seriously damaged in crash

Car collides with historic Cheshire landmark Credit: Cheshire West and Chester Council
Car collides with historic Cheshire landmark Credit: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Part of the A556 in Northwich was closed overnight after a car collided with the historic landmark and Grade ll listed Round Tower Lodge.

The vehicle demolished a third of the tower and the driver was taken to Leighton Hospital. The road is now fully reopened.

The building was declared unsafe and so contractors were brought in to carefully demolish the remaining circa 1816 structure. The material from the tower was collected this morning.

The tower bricks are being stored and a meeting will take place between Highways and Conservation officers in consultation with English Heritage at a later date to discuss possible reconstruction.

The Round Tower bricks will be stored Credit: Cheshire West and Chester Council

Councillor Lynn Riley, Executive Member for Localities said: “Our two officers were on the scene last night as soon as the alert was raised.

“Traffic diversions were put in place while a survey was carried out on the tower which was deemed unsafe.

“The tower blocks are now in safe storage and the Council will carefully consider all options open to us, including the possibility of reconstruction.”

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Cheshire landmark demolished following crash

The historic Round Tower in Cheshire Credit: Cheshire West and Chester Council

One of Cheshire's oldest landmarks, the historic Round Tower, has been demolished following a crash.

Cheshire police say they were called to reports of a collision in Sandiway, Northwich at around 9pm on Thursday, November 14.

On arrival they found that a car driven by a 50 year old local woman had collided with the Round Tower in Sandiway.

As a result of the collision, approximately one third of the tower was destroyed. The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Leighton Hospital.

The building was declared unsafe at 9.50pm and demolished in the early hours of November 15.

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