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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: 1054514



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Lydham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 02-Jan-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 257084

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SO 39 SW LYDHAM C.P. OWL'S LANE (north side)

2/170 Roveries Hall (formerly listed as The Roveries) 1/12/51 GV II

Shown on O.S. map as Roveries. House. 1810, by John Hiram Haycock for John Oakeley as an enlargement of an earlier house. Stuccoed limestone rubble with hipped slate roofs. Regency villa style. 2 storeys. Plinth, deep eaves and 7 brick ridge stacks. South-west front: 4 bays; glazing bar sashes, tripartite with recessed segmental heads in outer bays on ground floor, and central 2-bay 2-storey bow. South-east front: 3 bays, ground floor to left blank; central pair of half-glazed doors, ashlar porch with unfluted Greek Doric columns and pilasters, and full entablature with lead top. Projecting lower hipped-roofed circa C18 wing to right. Interior: entrance hall with semi-circular end walls and panelled plaster ceiling; double height top-lit staircase hall and dog-leg staircase with stick balusters; fireplace in The Drawing Room with reeded architraves, and doors with reeded architraves. The Panelled Room, ground floor to right at rear: a post-war introduction from a London house. Raised and fielded panelling with dado and moulded cornice; fireplace with lugged architrave, central carved shell panel, flanking carved acanthus, egg and dart enriched cornice; panelled overmantel with eared architrave, shell above and flanking husk garlands; flanking semi-circular arched buffets; 6-panelled door with architrave, and doorcase with acanthus frieze and broken triangular pediment. Howard Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 - 1840, (John Murray), 1978, P.468; Salop Records Office, Specification and estimate, 1079, Box 13.

Listing NGR: SO3235592150

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 468

National Grid Reference: SO 32355 92150


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