Heritage Category: Listed Building
List Entry Number: 1055131
Date first listed: 27-Nov-1987
Statutory Address: FITZ MANOR
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Statutory Address: FITZ MANOR
The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference: SJ 44926 17854
BOMERE HEATH C.P. FITZ
SJ 41 NW
5/84 Fitz Manor
House. Circa 1450, enlarged in the C16. Remodelled, probably in the early C18, further remodelled in the late C19, and extended in the early C20. Timber framed on dressed red sandstone plinth, with plastered and painted brick infill, partly faced with planted timbers and plastered infill, and partly refaced or rebuilt in painted brick to rear. Plain tile roof, hipped to left. Framing: close studding with straight tension braces. E-plan; C15 three-bay former open hall range with probably later 3-bay cross wings. Two storeys and attic with 2-storey addition. North- west (entrance) front: 3 brick stacks just in front of ridge, to centre and to left and right, and brick lateral stack to central rear wing. 1-:4- window front, with hipped projection to left; C18 boxed glazing bar sashes to first floor except for 2-light casement to right; 2-and 3- light ground-floor wooden casements with probably C20 flat-roofed canted bay off-centre to left. Doorway between second and third windows from left; early C18 oak door with 8 raised and fielded panels, old lock, moulded architrave, and partly C17 timber framed porch, altered probably in the late C19 with Tudor archway, planted timbers and hipped roof; side benches inside. Set back C19 addition to right with first-floor 2-light casement and ground-floor 4-light casement. Rear: 3 gabled wings with C19 ornamental barge boards. C16 truss in central gable with closely-spaced studs, 2 collars and V-struts. Early C19 infill block in right-hand angle with first-floor glazing bar sash. C19 lean- to in left-hand angle. Left-hand gable remodelled in the late C19 or early C20 with full-height flat-roofed bay. Large early C20 addition to south-west. Interior: substantial remains of C15 and later timber framing and good C17 and C18 fixtures and fittings. Central 3-bay hall range with cross passage (widened) off-centre to left. Cross passage with 2 segmental arches to right; chamfered beams and joists with broach stops; dado panelling. Left-hand ground-floor room with 2 chamfered beams, C18 moulded cornice and C18 fireplace with moulded surround and cupboard to right with 3 raised and fielded panels. Right-hand ground- floor front room: reordered C17 panelling with fluted frieze, C17 fireplace with fluted Ionic pilasters, carved brackets and panels with carved lozenges, and wall cupboard with chamfered ogee arch, doors with raised and fielded panels, and shaped shelves. Staircase hall to rear: C18 segmental- arched corner buffet with shelves, frieze and cornice. Fine early C18 staircase of one swept shallow U-plan flight with tapered treads, closed string, turned balusters, turned newel posts, moulded handrail and reordered C17 dado panelling; first-floor balustrade with ramped handrail. The staircase is very similar to one at Bicton Grove Farmhouse (q.v.), Bicton C.P., and both were probably made by the same joiner,in a form unusual for their date. Old oak newel stair to left, rising to attic, with old panelled cupboard on lower flight. Central bedroom with C17 dado panelling, C17 fireplace, and C18 doors with 2 raised and fielded panels and L-hinges. Left-hand bedroom with blocked fireplace. C15 three-bay roof with collar and tie-beam trusses (one truss with raking struts from collar), chamfered single purlins, and curved wind braces. Much smoke blackening. Eaves raised in C18. Left-hand cross wing: former kitchen in ground-floor front room: chamfered cross-beamed ceiling with chamfered joists. Open fireplace with chamfered lintel. First-floor room: chamfered jowl post and chamfered joists; C18 fireplace with moulded surround and cupboard door to left with 2 raised and fielded panels. 3-bay cross-wing roof, rebuilt in C18; rear gable with close studding, and collar and tie-beam truss. Right-hand cross wing. Ground-floor rear room: early C18 raised and fielded panelling with moulded dado rail and cornice, and doors with 6 raised and fielded panels. First- floor rear room: early C18 painted raised and fielded panelling with moulded dado rail and cornice, and staff-moulded fireplace consisting of sides and lintel with raised and fielded panels and key, and cupboards in sides of chimney breast. The left-hand bedroom in the hall range also contains some reused medieval tiles in the fireplace. Despite the later alterations this house is of great interest, including a medieval core and some fine C17 and early C18 fixtures and fittings, notably the staircase.
Listing NGR: SJ4492617854
The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.
Legacy System number: 259145
Legacy System: LBS
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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