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PIG STY APPROXIMATELY 25 METRES TO NORTH-WEST OF ACORN COTTAGE

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.

Name: PIG STY APPROXIMATELY 25 METRES TO NORTH-WEST OF ACORN COTTAGE

List entry Number: 1053616

Location

PIG STY APPROXIMATELY 25 METRES TO NORTH-WEST OF ACORN COTTAGE, OFFOXEY ROAD

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

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Tong

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Aug-1984

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255329

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TONG C.P. SJ 80 NW 7/3

Bishop's Wood

OFFOXEY ROAD (North side).

Pig Sty approximately 25 metres to North-West of Acorn Cottage.

GV

II

Pig Sty. Circa 1818. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Neo-Egyptian style; square base with pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to East, pyramid with tall rectangular openings, dressed stone pyramidal finial resting on short corner piers. Stone plaque to East inscribed: "TO PLEASE THE PIGS". This is one of a series of eccentric Gothic out-buildings erected on the Tong Estate by George Durant the younger (d.1844). Acorn Cottage to South (not listed) is dated 1818. (qv. Cow House to North of Acorn Cottage, fowl house to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse, kennels to East of the Red House, etc.).

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17 February 2017.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Griffith, G, History of Tong and Boscobel, (1894), 154-161
Robinson, D H, The Wandering Worfe, (1980), 60

National Grid Reference: SJ 83556 09274

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