Shot Tower - Visit

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Mt Eden Shot Tower

SITE TO VISIT
Mt Eden Shot Tower
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Ethnicity:
Site type: Industrial site
Where: Central Isthmus - 10 minutes from the city centre
How to get there: Bus (Check Rideline) or taxi.
How Long to allow: 10 minutes
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The tower.


Location:

Normanby Rd, Mt Eden, City. The Colonial Ammunition Company building is preserved on the street front. The tower is behind it partly obscured by modern apartments.


What:

Shot tower used to form shotgun pellets by letting molten lead fall through air.


What else to do there:

Mt Eden is a short step away. Drive past the forbidding Victorian Mt Eden Prison and the Spanish Mission style Auckland Grammar School.


Web info:

http://www.historic.org.nz/TheRegister/RegisterSearch/RegisterResults.aspx?RID=87

http://www.ipenz.org.nz/heritage/itemdetail.cfm?itemid=2228

http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/whatson/places/walkways/mteden/industrial.asp

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