THE WELL HOUSE AND THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1055430
Date first listed:
28-Oct-1960
Date of most recent amendment:
29-Oct-1986
Statutory Address:
THE WELL HOUSE AND THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE HOTEL, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE WELL HOUSE AND THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE HOTEL, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Grinshill
National Grid Reference:
SJ 52180 23386

Details

SJ 5223-5323 GRINSHILL C.P. HIGH STREET (South side)

17/40 The Well House and 28.10.60 The Elephant and Castle Hotel (Formerly listed as the Elephant and Castle Hotel)

GV II

House, latterly inn, now house and inn. Early C18. Red brick (addition with tuck pointing) with painted sandstone ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. 2 storeys and attic over basement. Chamfered plinth, raised chamfered quoins, plat band, and moulded stone eaves cornice; central break with quoins and oeil-de-boeuf with moulded architrave in tympanum of steep triangular-pedimented gable. Parapeted gable ends with chamfered stone copings and moulded kneelers; integral brick end stack to left and external brick end stack to right. Pair of gabled dormers with 2-light wooden casements and triangular-pedimented gables. 2:1:2 bays; segmental-headed wooden cross windows with painted keystones. Central C18 door with raised and fielded panels (top 2 glazed), moulded architrave with keystone, and early C19 Tuscan porch with frieze, moulded cornice and locking course with the Corbet rebus (raven) in raised centre. Early C18 addition set back to right: 2 storeys, plinth, raised chamfered quoins, plat band and wooden dentil eaves cornice; integral brick end stack to right. 2-window front; segmental-headed 2- and 3-light wooden mullioned and transomed casements with keystones. 2 steps up to C18 door off-centre to right with 6 raised and fielded panels and doorcase with Doric pilaster strips and carved brackets supporting flat hood with moulded cornice and blocking course. Mid-to late C19 service wing adjoining to right of no special interest. Mid-to late C19 rear wing with 2 brick stacks. Interior: early C18 staircase with open string, 3 turned balusters per tread, turned newel posts, ramped moulded handrail and raised and fielded ramped wainscot panelling. Left-hand ground-floor room with C18 raised and fielded wainscot panelling. Right-hand ground-floor room with large open fireplace (altered in late C18) and C18 arched wall cupboard, 6-panelled doors with moulded architraves. It has been suggested (Pevsner) that when the early C19 porch was added the former C18 doorcase was reused on the entrance to the 2-storey wing. This is a particularly fine example of an early C18 house and is similar in design to Higher House (q.v.). B.o.E., p. 135.

Listing NGR: SJ5218023386

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
260034
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 135

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/16903/07
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