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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: 1270999



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: 17-Nov-1995

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 456444

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SJ4912SW DOGPOLE 653-1/15/279 (East side) 10/01/53 The Guildhall (Formerly Listed as: DOGPOLE (East side) The Guildhall (Newport House))


House, later guildhall, now council offices. c1700. Brick with hipped Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys, 5-window range. Central door up steps in early C19 porch with paired fluted Doric columns and triglyph frieze. Original inner doorcase has enriched moulded architrave, with scrolls and swags each side, a crown and boughs over it. Windows are flush-framed 12-pane sashes with flat-arched finely gauged brick heads, and continuous sill band. Deep modillion eaves band to overhanging roof which has 3 dormers with alternately triangular and segmental pediments. Stressed angle quoins. Garden front also a 5-window range with 3 pedimented dormers in the roof. Lower windows are full-height sashes, one extended to form French doors. 2 axial stacks, both later builds or rebuilds. INTERIOR: wall-panelling in many of the rooms and the staircase with twisted balusters and moulded rail may date from a later refurbishment of the house. Fireplace in entrance hall has tiles in the style of William de Morgan. The house was built by Richard Earl of Bradford on a site previously occupied by what is now Castle Gates House, Castle Gates (qv).

Listing NGR: SJ4936312492

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National Grid Reference: SJ 49363 12492


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