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CRUCKTON 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: CRUCKTON HALL

List entry Number: 1055663

Location

CRUCKTON HALL

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

County:

District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Pontesbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1986

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259480

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SJ 41 SW PONTESBURY C.P. CRUCKTON

1/177 Cruckton Hall -

GV II

Small country house, now school. Mainly c.1770, with later additions and alterations, principally of mid-to late C19, but incorporating parts of an earlier house. Red brick with ashlar dressings, slate roofs and brick ridge stacks. Symmetrical plan with 2 projecting 2-bay cross-wings to north. 3 storeys; continuous brick floor band to first floor and a moulded stone string course to second; stone parapet to top carried up around low pediments to centre and cross-wings; 2:1:3:1:2 windows, the central 3 bays slightly projecting, all flush-framed glazing bar sashes with segmental heads; central entrance with sandstone Doric porch (c.1900) and half-glazed double doors; C18 lead downpipe in angle between left-hand wing and main range. Kitchen range to right probably c.1800 and lofty, single-storey billiard room with slate roof and bracketed eaves cornice to left, c.1900. Garden front considerably altered, the dominant feature being a prominent 2-storeyed canted bay added c.1812 with tall 18-paned glazing bar sash to ground floor. Interior: considerably altered but early C17 chamfered ceiling beams on ground floor of west wing are part of earlier house; disfigured late C18 staircase on south side and on first floor of c.1812 addition a fine plaster ceiling with hunting horn as central motif. The house is said to have been 'almost new built' by Edward Harries in 1770s. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.259.

Listing NGR: SJ4293210156

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1968), 259

National Grid Reference: SJ 42932 10156

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