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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: 1188890



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Morville

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Nov-1951

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 254751

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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1. 1954 MORVILLE Aldenham Park SO 69 NE 14/30 29.11.51.


2. Classical late C17 mansion with earlier core, at the end of long avenue. Ashlar; 2 storeys; 4 + 3 + 4 facade; large plate windows; centre, altered in C19, has round headed windows and raised parapet, possibly a portico having been removed; slate roof; attractive pedimented porch surmoumted by rampant lions. Incorporates an earlier Queen Anne house; side elevation of rough stonework; 2 hipped gables with heavy modillioned eaves; mullioned and transomed lattice casements. Originally the seat of the Acton family of whom the 1st Lord Acton (1854-1902) the historian and naturalist, who also lived here, was one of the most distinguished.

Listing NGR: SO6707695366

Selected Sources

Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 35 Shropshire,

National Grid Reference: SO 67076 95366


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