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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.


List entry Number: 1053732



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Worfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Nov-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255011

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Davenport House SO 79 NE 16/26 29.11.51.


2. 1726. Architect, Smith of Warwick. A Georgian mansion in a landscaped park, built for Henry Davenport. Consists of a rectangular centre block with four detached office wings connected by curved screen walls. Red brick; stone plinth, rusticated quoins, modillioned cornice, and 4 ornamental parapet urns; 2 storeys plus attic; 9 sash windows in moulded stone architrave surrounds, those on ground floor having flat entablatures. Imposing centre porch; fluted Ionic columns in antis; cornice balustraded parapet; straight flight of steps with balustrade sides. Garden elevation similar but with pedimented doorway and no porch. Office wings; 2 storeys; 5 sash windows; steep hipped slate roofs surmounted by cupolas; brick screen walls with rusticated pilasters. An impressive symmetrical design. Reference Burke, 1853, Visitation of Seats. Country Life.

Listing NGR: SO7535795437

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Burke, , Visitation of Seats, (1853)
'Country Life' in Country Life, ()
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 35 Shropshire,

National Grid Reference: SO 75357 95437


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