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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.


List entry Number: 1055893



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ellesmere Rural

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 27-May-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Apr-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 260822

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ELLESMERE RURAL C.P. LEE SJ 43 SW 9/122 Lee Old Hall(formerly listed - as Lee Hall) 27.5.53 GV II* Farmhouse, now house. Probably c.1550 with dated extensions of 1594 for a Mr. Charleton, agent to the Earl of Bridgewater, and 1651 for Stephen Hatchett; C19 additions and alterations. Timber framed with rendered and painted brick infill; slate roofs. Original part to rear apparently in 2 framed bays and 2-bay cross-wing with projecting porch added to front in 1594 forming basic L-plan. 2-storey porch (1651) attached to left gable end of cross-wing. 2 storeys and attics. Framing: mid-C16 range has square panels, 3 from cill to wall-plate with plinth painted black and white in imitation of timber frame. Jowled wall posts and renewed tie beam to left gable end. Two-storey gabled porch to front is jettied to first floor and attic with moulded bressumers, upper superscribed " ANNO { DOMINI { 1594". C20 plank door under lean-to hood flanked by contemporary fixed-light windows in apparently earlier surrounds. 2-light leaded latticed casement to first floor, which has herringbone patterns to front and sides. Herringbone decoration with 4 middle rails to remainder of cross-wing includ- ing to gable ends and gable above eaves to right. Original late C16 fenestra- tion; 2 mullioned and transomed windows with leaded latticed lights to right of porch on ground floor and 2 mullioned windows also with leaded lights (right latticed) directly below eaves. Gable above eaves has similar 2- light windows and mullioned windows with leaded latticed lights on each floor to left gable end. Former 2-storey porch attached to left gable end is now open to ground floor and supported to front by brick wall. Close-set vertical posts with middle rail. 4-light leaded window has Cl7 moulded cill. C19 red brick integral lateral stack to back wall of cross-wing on left and similar stack in bottom of roof slope at junction between mid-C16 part and cross-wing (right side). C19 flat-roofed addition running full length of right side of mid-C16 range incorporates formerly gabled (now flat-roofed) timber framed projection abutting right gable end of 1594 range. C19 two- storey gabled brick range, painted black and white in imitation of timber frame, at right-angles to rear of mid-C16 range. Interior. Inspection not possible at time of resurvey (March 1987) but known to have panelling and overmantel dated 1657 similar to that of Shade Oak Farmhouse (q.v. under Cockshutt C.P.). Cellar beneath right room of 1594 range. B.O.E.p. 164; H.E. Forrest in Trans. Salop. Arch. Soc. 4th Series, Vol. VII (1918-19), pp. 157-8.

Listing NGR: SJ4032532431

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 164
'Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society' in Series 4 1918-19, , Vol. 7, (1919), 157-8

National Grid Reference: SJ 40325 32431


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