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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 51195 74733



SO5174 CHURCHYARD 825-1/1/223 The Reader's House 15/04/54


Church house. c1616, with earlier origins. Rubble; timber-frame and plaster; C20 plain tiles; 2 rubble gable stacks with brick superstructures. 3-storeys: central timber-frame and plaster projecting porch-bay has 10-light moulded wood mullion and transom window, and 6-light mullion and transom to left, with further 8-light window to right side under moulded bressummer, and 2-light window with leaded lights and casement to left; moulded sill on enriched consoles. 4-light moulded wood mullion and transom window with leaded lights, over, under bressummer with inscription; enriched consoles; enriched barge boards; moulded wood mullion window to far left. Studded plank stable door with strap hinges, and ornate doorcase with Jacobean carving, and enriched lintel; openings with balusters and iron bars to side; all under moulded bressummer; C20 leaded light, in moulded case, and further 2-light canted mullion window with leaded lights, to left. Left gable has decorative bracing and enriched barge boards. Right gable jettied to 1st and 2nd floors with much restored framing, and C20 barge boards. INTERIOR: early C17 winder stair from ground to 1st floor; spiral stair with chamfered newel to 2nd floor; stone fireplaces with oak lintels; moulded ceiling-frames with ogee-stop chamfers; decorative plasterwork ceilings; panelling; plank door in moulded stone case, under porch. (Lloyd D: Notes for VAG Shropshire conference: 1981-: PP.18-19).

Listing NGR: SO5119574733


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'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, (1981), 18-19


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: 02 Mar 2004
Reference: IOE01/11759/04
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