Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1055568

Date first listed: 14-May-1986

Statutory Address: THE PRINCIPAL'S HOUSE


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Statutory Address: THE PRINCIPAL'S HOUSE

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Acton Burnell

National Grid Reference: SJ 53253 01996



The Principal's House

(formerly listed as The Old Rectory)



Rectory, now house. Dated 1714 with early C19 alterations. Red brick on red and grey sandstone rubble plinth; slate roofs. L-plan. Two storeys and gable- lit attic. Plat band to right-hand part, and parapeted gables with returned stone copings; large brick ridge stack off-centre to left and integral brick end stack to right. Right-hand part of 4 bays; glazing bar sashes with exposed boxes, two ground-floor windows to right have been altered (see straight joints) probably in the late C18 or early C19 to form a segmental-headed tripartite glazing bar sash with red sandstone keystone; 4-panelled door in second bay from left with panelled reveals and moulded architrave, and mid-C19 painted brick porch with panels flanking round arch, and moulded cornice to blocking course. Gabled wing projecting at right-angles to left, altered in early C19 (see straight joint); segmental-headed attic glazing bar sash with exposed box, and possibly late C19 or early C20 2-storey canted bay on brick plinth with channelled rusticated bottom panels, and wooden dentil eaves cornice to flat top; glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves, lugged on first floor to centre and on ground floor to sides, and that in centre on ground floor with section of moulded cornice above; horned tripartite glazing bar sash in right- hand return front. Date stone in right-hand gable end: "PS/1714". Interior: early C19 staircase with stick balusters and moulded wreathed handrail with columnular newel.

Listing NGR: SJ5325301996


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

Legacy System number: 259658

Legacy System: LBS


Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 35 Shropshire,

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