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Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 50234 12495



SJ5012SW MONKMOOR ROAD 653-1/17/447 (East side) 30/05/69 Whitehall


House, now in use as government offices. 1578-1582. Built for Richard Prince. Coursed and squared red sandstone with plain tiled roofs and internal timber-frame. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with basements and attics, square in plan, with 3 gables on each elevation. Principal rooms in the 4 angles, lesser rooms in centre of each elevation, the original layout now partially obscured by later partitions. Central entrance in stone porch probably added in early C17, the doorway approached up steps in the return elevation of the porch. Triglyph frieze below parapet. Windows throughout with some lozenge glazing, of 4 and 2 lights to ground floor, 4-lights above, and 3-lights in gabled attics. Central timbered octagonal belvedere with leaded windows and ogee lead roof capped by weather vane. Fluted brick chimneys on 3 sides. Round-arched rear entrance with long segmentally-arched porch roof carried on spiked ball finials on stone piers. INTERIOR: the original staircase survives, with heavy turned balusters, newels with ball finials and moulded rail. Most internal panelling replaced, but plaster ceiling of hall survives - lozenges containing roses, thistles, in low relief. Small room on first floor with monochrome painted panels superimposed on timber-framed partition walls - abstract scheme composed of arabesques, fleurs-de-lys, roses. Exposed timber-framing in upper storeys and roof. HISTORICAL NOTE: the house was built on land taken from the estates of Shrewsbury Abbey, and probably employs stone taken from abbey buildings. A fine and significant example of a late C16 house built to a compact plan form. (Country Life: Tipping HA: Country Homes and Gardens Old and New: Whitehall, Shropshire: 1920-: 200-206; Leach F: The Country Seats of Shropshire: 1891-).

Listing NGR: SJ5023412495


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Books and journals
Leach, F, The County Seats of Shropshire, (1891)
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1920)


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: 14 Jun 2003
Reference: IOE01/10919/33
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M. I. Joachim. Source Historic England Archive
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