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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Great Ness
National Grid Reference:
SJ 39524 18818


GREAT NESS C.P. GREAT NESS SJ 31 NE 4/123 Great Ness House 27.5.53 GV II

House. Mid-to late C18 with early C19 alterations and additions. Red brick with some red sandstone ashlar dressings. Two-span slate roof. Double-depth plan with early C19 service wing to left. Three storeys. Plinth, overhanging eaves, and parapeted gable ends with stone copings and shaped stone kneelers. Pairs of external brick end stacks with offsets. 1:1:1 bays; central break passing through eaves and topped by open triangular pediment with stone dressings and painted oculus in tympanum with stone architrave. Boxed glazing bar sashes (16-pane in outer bays to ground floor) with gauged-brick heads and painted stone cills. Central ground-floor window formerly a doorway (see straight joints beneath). Blocked basement windows. Set-back service wing adjoining to left with hipped slate roof and integral brick end stack. Two bays; glazing bar sashes, 16-pane to ground floor. Right-hand return front (of main block): central glazing bar sash to first and second floors. Central early C19 entrance consisting of a pair of half-glazed panelled doors with margin lights, and a Greek Doric ashlar porch with paired columns, full entablature, including frieze with triglyphs and guttae, moulded cornice with mutules and palmette ornament to soffit at corners, and blocking course. Two stone steps up to door with moulded nosings. Probably later side lights with plain surrounds. Rear: 3 bays. First-floor 2-light wooden casements with segmental heads. Sashes to ground and first floors, all except the central first-floor are early C19 replacements. Early C19 ground-floor bows to left and right, each with pair or curved glazing bar sashes, and stone frieze, moulded cornice and blocking course. Interior: mostly redecorated in the early C19. Central staircase hall with enriched plaster cornice consisting of acanthus dentils alternating with paterae, and central ceiling rose. Probably late C18 dog-leg staircase with open string, stick balusters (3 per tread), cross-grained ramped handrail and columnular foot newel. Panelled side to lower flight. Early C19 doors have panelled architraves with square paterae at corners. Window to rear with reeded architrave. Early C19 hallway to right has cornice with egg and dart en- richment and reeded soffit with paterae. Some doors with C18 moulded architraves. Dining room: cornice with mutules and egg and dart and acanthus enrichment. Windows with reeded architraves, panelled sides and reeded pelmet with large finial at each end. Round archway in corridor to service wing with radial fanlight. First-floor rooms not inspected.

Listing NGR: SJ3952418818


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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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