Ruckley Grange, including terrace to west and south


Heritage Category:
Listed Building
List Entry Number:
Date first listed:
Statutory Address:
Ruckley Grange, including terrace to west and south, Neachley Lane


© Crown Copyright and database right 2020. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2020. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1053601.pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 06-Dec-2020 at 01:35:46.


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.

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 77943 06593


SJ 70 NE 6/44

TONG CP Ruckley NEACHLEY LANE (west side) 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. Two storeys and attic.

Plinth, string course, moulded stone eaves cornice, coped parapeted gable ends with obelisk finials at feet and apexes, two-light flat topped dormers; 14 large stacks with cornices, except that to east with two 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 three storey porch; moulded four-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 two storey, two bay, porch off-centre to left with ground and first floor cornices, balustraded parapet with obelisks, and gable set back behind; first floor pilaster strips and two-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 three 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 two-light windows and ground floor cross windows. Two central half glazed doors with two-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 three-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.

Listing NGR: SJ7794306593


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
Legacy System:


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


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

Images of England

Images of England was a photographic record of every listed building in England, created as a snap shot of listed buildings at the turn of the millennium. These photographs of the exterior of listed buildings were taken by volunteers between 1999 and 2008. The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Date: 06 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/12501/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Cousens. Source Historic England Archive
Archive image, may not represent current condition of site.
To view this image please use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Your Contributions

Do you know more about this entry?

The following information has been contributed by users volunteering for our Enriching The List project. For small corrections to the List Entry please see our Minor Amendments procedure.

The information and images below are the opinion of the contributor, are not part of the official entry and do not represent the official position of Historic England. We have not checked that the contributions below are factually accurate. Please see our terms and conditions. If you wish to report an issue with a contribution or have a question please email [email protected].