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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Alberbury with Cardeston
National Grid Reference:
SJ 35517 12612


SJ 31 SE ALBERBURY WITH - CARDESTON C.P. 5/5 Wattlesborough Hall



Farmhouse. Soon after c.1711. Roughly squared and coursed red and grey sandstone with red sandstone dressings; rendered left-hand gable end; graded slate roof. 2 storeys. Plinth, moulded stone eaves cornice, and parapeted gable end to left with stone coping and moulded kneelers; integral brick end stack to left. 5 bays; C19 wooden cross-windows with triple- keyed lintels; central C20 glazed door with heavy rusticated surround and 5-keyed lintel. Right-hand ground-floor window is probably a former doorway (see straight joints and brickwork below cill). 3 windows at rear; raised central first-floor staircase window and blocked stone cross-window off-centre to right. C20 brown brick one-storey addition at rear. Interior: C18 three-flight staircase with winders, rising to attic: closed string, turned balusters, moulded handrail and beaded square bottom newel post. The house was built adjoining the remains of Wattlesborough Castle (qv) and both were occupied as one dwelling until the late C19. There is an engraving in the farmhouse showing the castle with a probably medieval wing on the site of the present C18 building so the latter probably incorporates reused materials and might even be a thorough remodelling. County A.M. No 126. V.C.H., vol VIII, pp, 197-8; B.O.E., pp. 33-4; D.F. Renn, Norman Castles in Britain (1971), p.341.

Listing NGR: SJ3551712612


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1908), 197-8
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 33-4
Renn, D F, Norman Castles in Britain, (1971), 341


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: IOE01/09684/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr James Leach. Source Historic England Archive
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