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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: 1176056



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Clungunford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 257610

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CLUNGUNFORD C.P. ABCOTT SO 37 NE 8/105 Abcott Manor 1.12.51 GV II*

House. Early C17 with C18 additions. Timber framed with brick and stone additions, plain tile roofs. Roughly L-shaped plan. 2-bay C17 range aligned east-west with an C18 western extension on the same align- ment linking it with an C18 wing aligned north-south. 2-storey C17 range with 5 tiers of close studded timber framing. Exposed eastern roof truss has 3 collars, closely spaced studs and v-struts above the upper collar. Ground and first-floor mullioned and transomed windows to the east with ogee-moulded sills and cornices. The north side has a massive sandstone stack to the left with cyma recta moulded cornice and 2 tall rusticated brick shafts. Inserted ground floor cross window to the right and casement over-with leaded lights. Slightly lower C18 extension to the right. 2 storeys, the ground floor has coursed limestone rubble walls, the first floor is brick. Irregular fenestration; casements, those to ground floor have segmental heads. C20 glazed porch. C18 wing. 2 storeys and gable-lit attic. 2 gabled bays with segmental headed casements, and single bay extension to the right with catslide roof. Interior. Early C17 staircase with heavy turned balusters and closed string. In the ground floor room to the east is a network of plastered ceiling beams. First floor room to the east has C17 oak wall panelling and fireplace, and elaborately decorated plaster upper walls and ceiling. The main beams are decorated with trailing branches and pomegranates. Panels in between the beams with strapwork and central oval. a series of 5 medallions adorn the upper walls, containing res- pectively, a stag couchant, lion passant, unicorn,goat, and possibly a boar. In the first floor room to the east is more C17 oak panelling and a fireplace withcast iron grate. Oak panelling also in the C18 wing. B.o.E. p. 110; Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society, 4th Ser. Vol. VIII (1920-21) pp. 92-96.

Listing NGR: SO3920478756

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 110
'Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society' in Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society, , Vol. 8, (), 92-96

National Grid Reference: SO 39204 78756


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