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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
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SJ 50 NW 3/23

Berrington Hall


Shown on O.S. map as Rectory. Rectory, now small country house. 1805, by Joseph Bromfield (c.1743- 1824) of Shrewsbury for the Hon. and Rev. Richard Noel Hill. Red brick with grey sandstone ashlar dressings; hipped slate roof. 1:1:5:1 bay rhythm; central 5-bay block with set back one-bay service pavilion to left and one-bay link block between, and set-back one-bay block to right, possibly link to former right-hand pavilion. 2 and 3 storeys. Stone plinth, frieze and dentil eaves cornice; 4 brick ridge stacks. Glazing bar sashes with gauged brick heads, painted imitation in 2 right-hand bays, 2 steps up to central pair of half-glazed flush- panelled doors and ashlar porch with paired Tuscan columns, architrave and frieze, and triangular pediment; 4-bay return fronts, left-hand with painted imitation sashes in 2 right-hand bays, blind hoods to 2 first-floor left-hand sashes, and French casements in left-hand bay, and right-hand with blind windows in third bay from left. 3 storeys and 4 bays at-rear. Left-hand pavilion: stone frieze; paired brick pilaster strips to triangular-pedimented gable end with stone coping; central brick ridge stack, pair of half-glazed flush-panelled doors with blind box over; 4-bay left-hand return front. Right-hand link block has paired brick pilaster strips to triangular-pedimented gable end. Interior: largely unaltered; moulded cornices and enriched plaster soffits, 6-panelled doors, reeded architraves with corner paterae, reeded fireplace surrounds, and panelled internal window shutters throughout; 3-flight square-well staircase with landings, open string, wrought iron balustrade with anthemion ornament, wreathed handrail and curtail with columnular newel, and circular domed top light; back staircase with stick balusters. Joseph Bromfield was a plasterer by trade. The house, service wing and stable block (q.v.) enclose 3 sides of a service courtyard to the east. It is possible that a north pavilion was intended but the pilastered gable end to the link matches the treatment of the south pavilion and suggests that a north pavilion was never built and probably not envisaged. This is a very well preserved example of an ambitious early C19 rectory. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p.25; Colvin, p.142.

Listing NGR: SJ5259307515


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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 142
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1908), 25


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 11 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07691/20
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