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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: 1247658



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: II*

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: 457280

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SJ41SE FRANKWELL 653-1/4/329 (North East side) 10/01/53 The Mount


House, now in use as offices. c1800. Brick with stone dressings and roof not visible behind parapet. 3 storeys, 5-window range to main block with lower flanking wings. Central door in porch with Tuscan columns supporting entablature with triglyph frieze. 12-pane sash windows with flat-arched finely gauged brick heads. Windows over door in stressed stone architraves. Continuous sill band to first floor. Stone cornice and parapet. Single-storeyed 4-window range to left with blank arcading containing 12-pane sash windows. 2-storey single-window range added to right, and a lower bay beyond with canted bay window and lantern light over. Gable end stacks. INTERIOR: elaborate plasterwork decoration to some ground floor rooms, and cantilevered stone stair with cast-iron balusters. HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was the birthplace of Charles Darwin in 1809.

Listing NGR: SJ4852913069

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National Grid Reference: SJ 48529 13069


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