Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1053612

Date first listed: 26-May-1955



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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 79632 07426


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


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

Legacy System number: 255318

Legacy System: LBS

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