71, 72 AND 73, WYLE COP


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71, 72 AND 73, WYLE COP


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Statutory Address:
71, 72 AND 73, WYLE COP

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 49349 12329



SJ4912SW WYLE COP 653-1/15/730 (South side) 10/01/53 Nos.71, 72 AND 73 (Formerly Listed as: WYLE COP (South side) Nos.71, 72 AND 73 including Nos. 1 and 2 Barrack's Passage (to rear))


Pair of shops, originally dwelling but possibly also incorporating early shops. Mid C15. Timber-framed with plain tiled roof. Sloping site, with 4 storeys to lower section, 3 to upper, divided by central arch to passage. 4-window range. Lower storey partly renewed in brick with traditional-style shop windows inserted late C20. Framing in upper storeys is close studding, with middle rail in first floor and cusped braces across central section above. Deep coved jetty to second floor with moulded brackets. 3 casement windows with leaded lights over shop front in left-hand section. Paired 4-light mullioned and transomed windows above to left, one original (restored) with ornate traceried heads. Below this window a plaque reads "Henry VII lodged here in 1485 before Bosworth". 6-light mullioned and transomed oriel window over passage entry, and paired 2-light mullioned and transomed window to right. Some original (restored) fenestration in second storey: paired traceried 3-light windows to left, and a 6-light window centrally. Plain 4-light mullioned window to right. Exposed framing in side walls to passage, with tension braces, and an ogee arched timber doorway. Gable end stack. The building probably comprises a first-floor hall originally built over shops. An outstanding late medieval town house, the survival of original fenestration to the exterior being particularly notable. Rear wing forms Trotting Horse building on Barracks Passage (qv). (Smith JT: Shrewsbury: Topography and Domestic Architecture to the mid C17: 1953-).

Listing NGR: SJ4934912329


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


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: 20 Oct 2005
Reference: IOE01/14309/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Cousens. Source Historic England Archive
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