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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 39158 22298


RUYTON-XI-TOWNS C.P. SCHOOL ROAD (east SJ 32 SE side) 8/155 Smithy House - (formerly listed as Smith House) 19.1.52


Farmhouse, now house. Early C17, extended late C17 with later additions and alterations. Timber framed with rendered infill and partial brick rebuilding; slate roof. Original 2-cell plan with central baffle entry extended by one bay to right in late C17 when roughly central 2-storey gabled porch was also added. C17 catslide outshut to rear. Right bay used as smithy in C19 and early C20. 2 storeys. Framing: square and rectangular panels, 4 from cill to wall-plate with long and short straight tension braces to early C17 part. Collar and tie beam truss to left gable end with V-struts from collar. Porch has 5 rectangular panels from cill to formerly jettied tie beam; V-struts from thin collar. Late C17 addition has square panels to rear but front and gable end largely rebuilt in brick (note dentilled eaves cornice), former painted black and white in imitation of timber frame. Outshut to rear on left retains timber frame, although part of roof slightly raised in C20. Four C19 casements directly below eaves, 2 on each side of porch, which has similar window to first floor. Matching late C20 casements in corresponding position to ground floor, second from left in position of former doorway. Porch has central C20 panelled door in C19 wooden pedimented surround. Salop Fire Insurance plate numbered 2129 above. Prominent ridge stack rebuilt in C19 brown brick to left of porch and integral end stack to right. Interior. Timber frame exposed throughout. Massive former central stack has stone inglenook fireplaces to eigher side, left, with ogee stops to chamfered segmental wooden lintel, right with plainer chamfer- ed wooden lintel. Plank door to right side of stack suggests presence of former small lobby. Chamfered spine beam with ogee stops to left ground-floor room and chamfered. ceiling beams to former right (now centre) room. This has infilled doorway with segmental wooden lintel to right wall (former right gable end). Wide boarded floor boards on first floor. Original centre truss to left of huge stack has raking struts from tie beam to principal rafter, partly concealed by stack suggesting that chimney could be an insertion. Collar and tie beam truss to former right gable end.

Listing NGR: SJ3915822298


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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: 05 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01313/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Myk Briggs. Source Historic England Archive
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