Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1055263

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1986

Statutory Address: BAXTER'S HOUSE


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Statutory Address: BAXTER'S HOUSE

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Leighton and Eaton Constantine

National Grid Reference: SJ 59913 06248


LEIGHTON AND EATON EATON CONSTANTINE SJ 50 NE CONSTANTINE C.P. 1/81 Baxter's House GV II* Farmhouse, now house. Late C15, extended and re-modelled early C17 with later additions and alterations. Timber framed with painted brick infill, plain tile roof. T-plan with former open hall range of 3 framed bays to left and later 2-bay cross-wing to right. One storey and attic to hall range, 2 storeys and attic to cross-wing; framing: hall range has square and rectangular panels, 3 from cill to wall-plate with short straight tension braces; close-set vertical posts above girding beam (brick below) and V-struts from collar to gable end; cross-wing jettied to first floor and attic with carved corner brackets and moulded bressumers retaining remains of billet moulding, very small square panels to gable, long and short straight tension braces; right return and back wall re-built in brick (painted to former and rendered to latter); former gabled C17 entrance porch in angle between ranges has turned balusters to left side but is now under a continuous catslide roof from cross-wing, C20 nail-studded door; irregular fenestration, two C20 casements to hall range with outer door (see interior) to left, 2 gabled eaves dormers; cross- wing has a 6-light latticed mullioned and transomed wooden window to ground floor and one of 4 lights to first floor (both probably C17), C20 latticed fixed-light window to attic; red brick ridge stack to right of hall range with 2 octagonal shafts flanking central diamond shaft. Single-storey C19 and C20 brick additions to rear not of special architectural interest. Interior: main room of hall range has massive spine and cross beams with deep chamfering and joists with ogee stops; room to left of outer door (marking position of former screens passage) also has massive ceiling beams and heavy joists but with straight-cut stops; main room has exceptionally wide and deep infilled inglenook fireplace with moulded lintel; against the opposite wall (square panelled timber frame) the position of the former bench at the upper end of the hall can be seen; front room of cross-wing has early C17 rectangular oak panelling and a chamfered spine beam with ogee stops, C17 plank and muntin doors throughout; cambered collar and tie beam roof in 3 bays to hall range. The house was the home of Richard Baxter, the Puritan theologian, in early C17. B.o.E., p.124.

Listing NGR: SJ5991306248


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Legacy System number: 258865

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 124

End of official listing