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RUYTON-XI-TOWNS C.P. CHURCH STREET (south SJ 32 SE side) 8/144 Powys House and Leaman - House 19.1.52 GV II

Terrace of 3 houses, now 2 dwellings. Late C18 incorporating substantial parts of a C17 building ; later additions and alterations. Red brick with timber frame and red brick infill to rear, rendered gable ends, left probably concealing timber frame. Slate roof. C17 house of at least 3 framed bays remodelled in late C18. 3 storeys with dentilled eaves cornice. 6 unevenly spaced windows, 16-paned glazing bar sashes with painted stone wedge lintels, those to second floor of reduced proportions. Ground floor has 5 windows, third and fourth from left, flanking late C20 six-panel door with open-pedimented hood,being late C20 sashes replacing earlier shop front. Double 6-panel door (top panels now glazed) between left windows has C19 bracketed doorcase with C20 pedimented hood. Recessed 6-panel door in fifth bay from left has semi-circular fanlight, panelled reveals and open-pedimented fluted pilastered doorcase. Prominent red brick ridge stack between 2 left windows and rendered integral end stack to right. Unnumbered Salop Fire Insurance Plate between second and third windows from left on first floor. Exposed double-purlin ends to left and timber frame visible to rear, both above and below original wall-plate. Lower apparently C18 gabled brick ranges at right-angles to rear on left. Interior. Powys House has timber frame (square panels with long straight tension braces) exposed to wall between it and Leaman House (to right of second window from left) and to-wall shared with Powis Cottage to left [visible only in Powis Cottage (not included in this list)]. Boxed-in ceiling beams to left ground-floor room and possibly reused chamfered spine beam to right room. Large central stack forming baffle entry has stone inglenook fireplaces to both sides with chamfered jambs and chamfered wooden lintels, left mutilated. Inset C18 wall cupboard to right of fireplace in right room. Staircase to right. 6-panel doors throughout and wide boarded oak floor boards on first floor. Timber frame fragmentarily exposed throughout on first and second floors including to rear ranges. Front of house has been moved forward and a tie beam and principal rafter of C17 house are visible in a cupboard on second floor. Eaves also raised to rear but back wall remains in original position, accounting for different roof pitches to front and rear. Late C18 king- post roof visible in roof space has several reused timbers, possibly taken from original front wall when this was rebuilt in brick. Leaman House not inspected but noted as having several timber framed cross walls (square panels with straight braces) and said to have late C18 staircase in hall.

Listing NGR: SJ3934222129


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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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Date: 10 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01589/24
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Myk Briggs. Source Historic England Archive
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