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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: 1053612



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: 255318

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SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. NEWPORT ROAD (North side)

6/22 Church Farmhouse 26/5/55


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 3 framed bays to front. 2 storeys with gable lit attics. Framing: close studding with tension braces and straight corner braces, jettied first floor to left with moulded bressumer and 3 brackets with carved heads; central ridge stack, stack to left at rear, 2 end stacks to right, and end stack to wing at rear. C19 wooden mullioned and transomed casements, 4 on first floor, and 3 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; 7 steps up to door between first and second windows from right with 6 raised and fielded panels, 3- 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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National Grid Reference: SJ 79632 07426


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