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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: 1246543



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shrewsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1953

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 455388

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SJ4912NW BUTCHER ROW 653-1/11/136 (South West side) 10/01/53 Nos.13, 14 AND 15 The Abbot's House


Row of 3 shops, possibly purpose-built with dwellings over. Late C15. Timber-framed with plain tiled roof. 3-bay plan with gable to left, and long range to right. 3 storeys. 5-window range. Ground floor entirely divided into 3 original shop units (restored C19), each with paired 4-centred arched windows and doorway. Interlace frieze over each doorway. In the long range, the 2 units are separated by a wide arch giving access to the rear. Jettied upper storey has moulded bressumer and is framed in close studding with middle rail. Moulded bressumer to jettied second storey framed in square panelling with curved arched braces. At first floor, the principal bays marked by wider posts with superimposed shafts and 4 canted oriel windows flanked by 3-light casements projecting on brackets. 3-light casement window in first floor of gable, with 4-light casements above, all projecting on brackets. Interlace decoration on tie-beam of gable, and cusped panelling on corner post carrying dragon beam. Return elevation to Fish Street has framing divided into 2 principal bays by arched braced central post. Inserted door and casement windows to ground floor, and casements projecting on brackets above. A remarkably complete and significant surviving example of a late medieval town house, with evidence for original shop units. (Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to the Mid C17: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4923112535

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Books and journals
Smith, J T, Shrewsbury Topography and Domestic Architecture to the Mid C17, (1953)

National Grid Reference: SJ 49231 12535


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