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THE SHELL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 550 METRES TO SOUTH OF ACTON BURNELL HALL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE SHELL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 550 METRES TO SOUTH OF ACTON BURNELL HALL

List entry Number: 1055574

Location

THE SHELL HOUSE APPROXIMATELY 550 METRES TO SOUTH OF ACTON BURNELL HALL

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

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Acton Burnell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-May-1986

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259672

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ACTON BURNELL C.P. ACTON BURNELL PARK SJ 50 SW SJ 5345 0142 6/20 The Shell House approx. - 550 metres to south of Acton Burnell Hall - II Grotto. Said to be circa 1750. Rustic coursed and squared sandstone with domed roof. Octagonal plan. Pairs of rectangular windows flanking doorway to north-west. Interior: the upper parts of the walls and the dome are covered with shells in a radial design with a central boss, and shell patterns and pictures in the panels; there are Chinese-type glazed picture tiles on the lower part of the walls and there was formerly a continuous bench around the walls,and a central table, the base of which survives. The grotto stands on the north-western slopes of Acton Burnell Hill within the park of Acton Burnell Hall. Barbara Jones, Follies and Grottos, Constable, 1953, Pp. 169 and 379.



Listing NGR: SJ5347101432

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jones, B, Follies and Grottoes, (1953)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 35 Shropshire,

National Grid Reference: SJ 53471 01432

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