Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1056030

Date first listed: 01-Mar-1988

Statutory Address: 1-6, CHURCH TERRACE


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Statutory Address: 1-6, CHURCH TERRACE

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Ightfield

National Grid Reference: SJ6033037219


SJ 63 NW; 6/6

IGHTFIELD C.P., CALVERHALL, Nos. 1-6 (consec.), Church Terrace



Row of almshouses. Mid-C18 with some late C20 alterations and additions. Red brick with machine tile roof. L-plan (truncated U-plan). One storey and attic, over basement to right. Plinth to right and parapeted gable ends to right-hand wing with shaped stone kneelers and stone coping. Three brick ridge stacks. 4:4:4:1 bays. Central gabled break with two C20 two-light wooden attic casements and pairs of flanking dormers with 2-light wooden casements. Ground-floor wooden cross windows with painted stone cills and tumbled brick heads (second window from left replaces former doorway - see straight joints beneath). C20 glazed doors in third, sixth, seventh, tenth and eleventh bays from left, each with C20 flat-roofed glazed porch. Projecting right-hand wing with wooden cross window to ground floor and attic, and small basement opening beneath. Carved stone coat of arms in central gable with motto and restored stone plaque below with inscription: "TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM KENLEY [or KERR?]/ .... HIS WIFE THIS BUILDING / BY HER ERECTED AND ENDOWED / ANNO DOM 17..". Further granite plaque below, inscribed: "TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / JOHN PEMBERTON HEYWOOD / AND ANNA MARIA HIS WIFE / THE ENDOWMENT OF THESE ALMSHOUSES / WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH HER WISHES INCURRED / IN THE YEAR 1887 BY THE SUM OF £1400". Left-hand return front of right-hand wing with evidence of blocked former doorway (see straight joints). Right-hand return front: pair of gabled eaves dormers with 2-light C20 wooden casements. Pair of ground-floor cross windows (left-hand one formerly a door - see straight joints beneath) flanking C20 glazed door. Segmental-headed basement door to left. Outshut at rear with C20 flat-roofed additions. Interiors not inspected. Cranage states that the almshouses were founded in 1724 by Katherine Kerr. The present buildings may date from that time but the inscription was partly illegible at the time of survey (October 1986). The corresponding left-hand wing was demolished when the Church of the Holy Trinity (q.v.) was rebuilt, attached to the north-west, in 1872 and 1878 to the designs of William Eden Nesfield. D.H.S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Part 8, p. 668.

Listing NGR: SJ6033037219


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Legacy System number: 260557

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 668

End of official listing