Harnage Grange


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Listed Building
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Harnage Grange, Harnage, Cressage, SY5 6EB


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Statutory Address:
Harnage Grange, Harnage, Cressage, SY5 6EB

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/05/2018

SJ 50 SE 7/67

COUND CP Cressage Harnage Harnage Grange

(Formerly listed as Harnage Grange, COUND CP)

GV II Monastic grange, now farmhouse. Exterior mostly 1878, incorporating medieval core; late C16 and early C19 additions, and additions and alterations of c.1933. Coursed grey sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, late C16 (English bond) and other red brick; plain tile roofs. U-plan, open to north; medieval parts to south west remodelled and extended in a Neo-Jacobean style, late C16 parts to south east, early C19 to north east, and c.1933 corridor and other additions to inside of courtyard. One storey and attic, two storeys and two storeys and attic.

South front: chamfered plinth; central brick lateral stack at rear, brick ridge stack off-centre to right; projection to right with chamfered crowstepped gable, and integral brick stack consisting of three star-shaped shafts with oversailing tops. Six window front, chamfered stone mullioned windows with leaded lights to left and leaded wooden casements to right; gabled semi-dormer off-centre to right with five-light wooden casement; large parapeted gable to left with obelisk finials at apex and feet, two-light attic window, and two storey projecting square ashlar bay below with four-light mullioned and transomed window to each floor; large central first floor three-light mullioned and transomed window and panelled door with chamfered surround beneath with two- and three-light windows to left and returned hoodmould over all; glazed door with chamfered surround off-centre to left with rectangular overlight, side lights and returned hoodmould.

Left-hand return front: chamfered plinth; external brick end stack to left, two brick stacks in front of ridge to left, and large truncated stone and brick external lateral stack at rear with a row of square openings of uncertain purposes half way up; three gabled semi-dormers to left with parapeted gables and two- and three-light chamfered stone mullioned windows. First floor three-light chamfered stone mullioned window to right with returned hoodmould; four ground floor chamfered stone mullioned and transomed windows with boarded doors in chamfered surrounds off-centre to left and right and returned hoodmould over all.

Right-hand return front: pair of gabled projections off centre to right, each with integral end stack consisting of pair of star-shaped shafts with oversailing tops; large chamfered crowstepped gable to left with two-light attic casement. Four-window front; two-, three- and four-light leaded wooden casements with returned brick hoodmoulds; half-glazed door off-centre to right.

North-east block: early C19 and c.1933; wooden dentil eaves cornice and hipped roof with two brick ridge stacks and stack at rear. Shallow U-plan. North front: 1:2:1 bays; glazing bar sashes with gauged heads; ground-floor tripartite sash to left with segmental relieving arch; lean-to porch in second from left. Main entrance to house is now in a c.1933 addition to the north side of the south range.

Interior: not inspected but said to be much altered. Alterations since c.1933 are said to include a large staircase hall and the addition of roof timbers to give the appearance of medieval construction.

This was the farmhouse of a grange belonging to Buildwas Abbey (q.v.). In the C15 it was occupied by farmers of the grange but one of the Buildwas abbots is said to have lived here in retirement. The south and east wings were added by the Fowler family after 1569, and the brick is said to conceal a timber frame. In the early C18 a new house was built to the east but by 1747 the grange was occupied by a tenant farmer. In 1878 the new house was demolished and replaced by the present south eastern part. A deer park was created to the south in 1684 but it had been disparked by 1774.

Listing NGR: SJ5693002180


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1908), 63
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 140


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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