FOWL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES TO WEST OF VAUXHALL FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1053640
Date first listed:
29-Aug-1984
Statutory Address:
FOWL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES TO WEST OF VAUXHALL FARMHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
FOWL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES TO WEST OF VAUXHALL FARMHOUSE

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Tong
National Grid Reference:
SJ7830207569

Details

SJ 70 NE 6/51

TONG C.P. Fowl House approximately 10 metres to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse.

GV II

Fowl House. Circa 1842. Squared and coursed sandstone base, and gault brick above with grey brick dressings. Neo-Egyptian style; square base with tall pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to South. Pyramid with dentil brick string courses and diamond openings between, and stone obelisk finial with oval side openings. Some of the bricks were originally inscribed with mottoes: "LIVE AND LET LIVE; SCRAT BEFORE YOU PECK; TRIAL BY JURY; TEACH YOUR GRANNY; CAN YOU SMELL; GIVE EVERY (DOG) HIS DUE (DAY?); HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY." This is one of a series of eccentric out- buildings erected on the Tong Estate in the time of the Second George Durant (d.1844) (qv. Pig Sty and Cow house to North of Acorn Cottage) G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, p.1591 D. H. Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980, p.53.

Listing NGR: SJ7830207569

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
255286
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Griffith, G, History of Tong and Boscobel, (1894), 159
Robinson, D H, The Wandering Worfe, (1980), 53

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Apr 2003
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