DAVENPORT HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1053732
Date first listed:
29-Nov-1951
Statutory Address:
DAVENPORT HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
DAVENPORT HOUSE

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Worfield
National Grid Reference:
SO 75357 95437

Details

1. 1954 WORFIELD WORFIELD

Davenport House SO 79 NE 16/26 29.11.51.

I

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
255011
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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