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

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1053616

Date first listed: 29-Aug-1984

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

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Location

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

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 83556 09274

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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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.

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 255329

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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