The Tan House

16 Mar 2003
The Tan House, Ellesmere Rural, North Shropshire, Shropshire
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. GADLAS SJ 33 NE 4/114 The Tan House - - II Farmhouse, now house. Early to mid-C18 with later additions and alterations.

Red brick, roughcast to left gable end; slate roof with external end stacks, larger to left. 2 storeys and attic with dentilled eaves cornice; cellar. Slightly irregularly-spaced 3-window front; 4-paned sashes in C18 segmental-headed openings, blind to upper left. 2 hip-roofed eaves dormers with C20 casements. Plank door to left bay under C20 open gabled timber porch. Single-storey early C19 addition to left has C20 casement to front. Interior. Left ground-floor room has 2 chamfered spine beams and exposed joists and inglenook fireplace with chamfered segmental wooden lintel. Square panels to timber framed cross wall. Front right room has timber framed spine wall (square panels) separating it from back room (pantry). Chamfered spine beam and joists to front room, joists only to back room. Front room has inset panelled wall cupboard to left of chimney breast with mixture of H- and L-hinges. C18 staircase in left room has turned balusters to open string and plain moulded handrail. Centre wall on first floor has large square and rectangular panels. Left room divided by partition spine wall with light square panels: similar wall to right room with framing concealed by wallpaper at time of resurvey (February 1987).

Wide boarded oak floor boards and panelled and plank doors as on ground floor. Oak staircase in rear left room with right-angled turn leads to attic. This has central collar and tie beam truss with vertical struts from tie beam to collar and raking struts to principal rafters.

Listing NGR: SJ3757037111


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2188 IOE Records taken by Les White; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Les White. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: White, Les

Rights Holder: White, Les


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