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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 41551 16933


MONTFORD C.P. ENSDON SJ 41 NW 5/146 Ensdon House 29.1.52 - II

Large farmhouse/small country house. Mid-to late C18. Red brick with 2-span slate roof. Two storeys and attic over basement, 3 storeys at rear. Plinth with stepped top, moulded stone eaves cornice, central 3- bay triangular pediment with square attic window in tympanum, and parapeted gable ends with stone copings and moulded kneelers. Pair or brick stacks in valley, off-centre to left and right. 1:3:1 bays with central break; boxed plate-glass sashes with painted stone cills and gauged-brick heads. Central 6-panelled door (all glazed) with impost moulding, fanlight with intersecting Gothick tracery, panelled reveals and soffit,and painted stone Doric doorcase with moulded architrave and keystone, unfluted pilasters supporting sections of triglyph frieze and triangular pediment. Flight of 7 grey sandstone steps up to entrance, flanked by plain wrought-iron railings with ramped handrail and square- section standards at feet with urn finials and curved stanchions. Two blocked segmental-headed basement windows to left. Left-and right-hand gable ends: 2 bays. Segmental-headed 2-light horizontal-sliding glazing bar sashes to attic, first-floor segmental-headed 3-light wooden mullioned and transomed casements and ground-floor 4-light Venetian windows with wooden casements and curved Y-tracery to central arch. Central down- pipes from valley gutter. Rear: pair of second-floor leaded lunettes to centre, and 4 first-floor segmental-headed wooden cross windows, the 2 to the centre lower to light head of staircase. Interior: 3-flight dog-leg oak staircase with landing, open stsring, moulded nosings, stick balusters (3 per tread), ramped moulded handrail and columnular newel posts. Foot altered in late C20.

Listing NGR: SJ4155116933


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/10734/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M. I. Joachim. Source Historic England Archive
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