CRUCKTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1055663
Date first listed:
10-Mar-1986
Statutory Address:
CRUCKTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CRUCKTON HALL

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Pontesbury
National Grid Reference:
SJ 42932 10156

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
259480
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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: 25 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09268/34
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