Church Farmhouse


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church Farmhouse, Newport Road, Tong, TF11 8PW


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Statutory Address:
Church Farmhouse, Newport Road, Tong, TF11 8PW

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 79632 07426


SJ 70 NE 6/22

TONG CP NEWPORT ROAD (North side) Church Farmhouse


GV II Inn, now house. Early C17 with partial early C19 re-facing and mid to late C19 additions. Timber framed with sandstone plinth and painted brick nogging, painted brick facing to right, painted brick to right at rear, and old tile roof, hipped to right. L-plan with three framed bays to front. Two storeys with gable lit attics.

Framing: close studding with tension braces and straight corner braces, jettied first floor to left with moulded bressumer and three brackets with carved heads; central ridge stack, stack to left at rear, two end stacks to right, and end stack to wing at rear. C19 wooden mullioned and transomed casements, four on first floor, and three on ground floor to left; projecting ground floor square bay to right with dentil brick eaves cornice, catslide roof, and glazing bar sash to front with flush frame; seven steps up to door between first and second windows from right with six raised and fielded panels, three-light overlight,and doorcase with reeded pilasters supporting entablature with dentil cornice. Queen post truss exposed in left-hand gable end.

Interior: ground floor room off-centre to right with chamfered beam and joists; first floor room to left with panelling dated 1625 above fireplace, and moulded beam; queen post roof trusses, somewhat altered.

Formerly The Bell Inn, Charles Dickens reputedly wrote The Old Curiosity Shop while staying here.

Listing NGR: SJ7963207426


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

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Date: 17 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/07683/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Val Johns. Source Historic England Archive
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