RUCKLEY GRANGE, INCLUDING TERRACE TO WEST AND SOUTH

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1053601

Date first listed: 29-Aug-1984

Statutory Address: RUCKLEY GRANGE, INCLUDING TERRACE TO WEST AND SOUTH, NEACHLEY LANE

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Location

Statutory Address: RUCKLEY GRANGE, INCLUDING TERRACE TO WEST AND SOUTH, NEACHLEY LANE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Tong

National Grid Reference: SJ 77943 06593

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History

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Details

SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEACHLEY LANE, Ruckley (West side)

6/44 Ruckley Grange, including - Terrace to West and South.

GV II*

Country House. Dated 1904 on rainwater heads, by Sir Ernest George and Yates. Squared and coursed sandstone with ashlar dressings, and plain tile roofs. Irregular H-plan; Neo-Elizabethan style. 2 storeys and attic. Plinth, string course, moulded stone eaves cornice, coped parapeted gable ends with obelisk finials at feet and apexes, 2-light flat topped dormers; 14 large stacks with cornices, except that to East with 2 diagonal shafts, and end stack to North-West with one square and one octagonal shaft. Moulded stone mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights, some with flanking pilasters and cornices. Entrance front: slightly asymmetrical E-plan. Gabled wings and central gabled 3 storey porch; moulded 4-centred arched doorway with impost mouldings, keystone, and 12-panelled door; flanking pilasters with raised lozenge decoration, frieze and cornice, and carved coat of arms above with strapwork and triangular pedimented top. West front: main elements of asymmetrical composition include 2 storey, 2 bay, porch off-centre to left with ground and first floor cornices, balustraded parapet with obslisks, and gable set back behind; first floor pilaster strips and 2-light windows, ground floor round-arched arcaded loggia with Tuscan columns, grouped at corners; half glazed door set back behind with overlight and side lights; projecting 3 storey gabled square bay off-centre to right, ground floor window with central segmental-arched light. South front: U-plan with 1:5:1 bay rhythm. Gabled wings, central gabled eaves dormer, first floor 2-light windows and ground floor cross windows. 2 central half glazed doors with 2-light overlight and moulded surround; flanking pilasters with strapwork decoration supporting frieze and dentil cornice, and uncarved strapwork plaque above. Service courtyard to North-East, one storey; central round- arched carriageway to North with impost blocks, keystones, and stepped parapeted gables. Terrace to West and South with squared and coursed sandstone dwarf walls, and steps down to lawn. Interior: panelled entrance hall with passage leading to Neo-Elizabethan 3-flight square-well staircase with Ionic balusters, moulded handrail, and square newels with Ionic finials; Hall: Neo-Elizabethan decoration with panelling and fluted pilasters, rich frieze with putti, panelled plaster ceiling with moulded beams, lozenges and putti; marble fireplace with grotesques and egg and dart enriched cornice; Drawing Room: Neo-Classical decoration with pilasters, frieze with urns, and moulded cornice; Neo-Classical fireplace with central urn plaque and swags; Dining Room: dado panelling; Neo-Elizabethan stone fireplace with depressed arch, uncarved shields in spandrels, strapwork pilasters, fluted frieze, and overmantel with fluted pilasters; Smoking Room: large stone fireplace with shafted moulded arch,shield with motto: "CURA:ET:INDUSTRIA", and inscription: "THINE OWN/FRIEND AND/THY/FATHER'S FRIEND/FORSAKE NOT.,' Some original Architects' drawings remain in the house. Landscaped grounds with lake, gazebo and pool (qv), balustraded retaining wall (qv), walled garden (qv), and gates (qv). The house and stable block (qv) show the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on Architects who were not otherwise directly associated with it. N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire, p.237; Ed. Peter Reid, Burkes and Savills Guide to Country Houses of Hereford, Salop and Worcester, 1980, pp. 11-2.

Listing NGR: SJ7794306593

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 255295

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 237
Reid, P, 'Burkes and Savills Guide to Country Houses' in Herefordshire Shropshire Warwickshire Worcestershire, (1980), 11-12

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