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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: 1295620



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Bicton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259099

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BICTON C.P. PRESTON MONTFORD SJ 41 SW 9/38 Preston Montford Hall 29.1.52 - II*

Small country house, now field study centre. Circa 1700,with some early C19 alterations and additions. Painted brick with some painted sandstone dressings. Hipped slate roof. Square plan. Two storeys and attic over basement. South front: plinth with moulded stone top, chamfered stone quoins, plat band, and moulded wooden modillion eaves cornice. Brick ridge stack off-centre to right, brick stack on left-hand return ridge, brick ridge stack to rear ridge and C20 stack off ridge to west. Three small-paned dormers with triangular pediments. 2:1:2 bays; boxed glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and gauged-brick heads. Entrance altered in the early C19, consisting of tripartite glazing bar sash with flanking unfluted pilasters supporting entablature and triangular pediment. Flanking early C18 lead downpipes with fixing straps and cast rainwater heads with central monogram, acanthus ornament to sides and moulded tops. Right-hand return front: central pedimented dormer. Three bays. Some blind windows without cills, painted in imitation of glazing bar sashes. Blank centre to ground floor. Early C19 six-panelled door to eight with beaded flush panels and central beading, and Greek Doric stone porch with unfluted columns and antae, frieze, cornice and blocking course. Left-hand return front: single dormer to right. Three bays. Some blind windows without cills, painted in imitation of glazing bar sashes. Rear of 2 bays to north-east. Painted-brick service wing to rear with hipped slate roof. Two storeys and attic. Dentil brick eaves cornice, brick stacks and gabled dormers. Square wooden bellcote with pyramidal cap and weathervane. Two bays to east; boxed glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills. Interior: altered in the early C19. Front rooms with early C19 ornament. Early C19 three-bay Doric screen (now blocked) between central former entrance hall and left-hand room, with plain antae, and entablature with panelled soffit, anthemion and palmette ornament to frieze,and moulded cornice. Ground-floor front rooms with early C19 plaster cornices and soffits. Present entrance hall at rear with c.1700 raised and fielded and bolection- moulded panelling (probably resited) with moulded dado rail and moulded cornice. Windows with panelled internal shutters. Central staircase hall: 3-flight square-well oak staircase of c.1700, rising to attic, with panelled closed string, drop balusters, moulded handrail, panelled square newel posts with moulded caps and turned pendants, and raised and fielded dado panelling with moulded rail. Early C19 panelled doors with panelled architraves. First floor not inspected. B.O.E., p. 203.

Listing NGR: SJ4330214331

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 203

National Grid Reference: SJ 43302 14331


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