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FOWL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES TO WEST OF VAUXHALL FARMHOUSE

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: FOWL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES TO WEST OF VAUXHALL FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1053640

Location

FOWL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES TO WEST OF VAUXHALL FARMHOUSE

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: 255286

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. -

6/51 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: SJ7830307571

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SJ 78303 07571

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