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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1053610



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tong

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-May-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255314

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6/37 Convent Lodge 26.5.55


Entrance Lodge. Circa 1765, probably by 'Capability' Brown, with early C19 alterations and additions. Squared and coursed sandstone with C20 felt roof. Gothick style; square plan with later additions to South. 2 storeys. Plinth, end pilaster strips with recessed Latin crosses, string courses, coped parapet, and end stack to right. Large blocked central 2 storey pointed arch and inserted ground floor segmental headed 2-light casement with boarded shutters. End elevations with 2 tiers of recessed rectangular panels; right-hand elevation with inserted first floor segmental headed open and ground floor boarded door with pointed- arched tympanum. Early C19 ground floor lean-to to rear with stepped parapet; raised St. Andrew's cross patterning and carved shield to East. Former Lodge to Tong Castle (qv. Remains of Tong Castle). The early C19 alterations probably date from the time of George Durant the younger (d.1844) (qv. Wall with pulpit to East of Convent Lodge, North gates with flanking walls to Tong Castle). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire, p.304; G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, pp. 89-92 and pp. 154-61; D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980, pp. 56-7.

Listing NGR: SJ7984806597

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Griffith, G, History of Tong and Boscobel, (1894), 89-92
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 304
Robinson, D H, The Wandering Worfe, (1980), 56-57

National Grid Reference: SJ 79848 06597


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