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Statutory Address:

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Market Drayton
National Grid Reference:
SJ 67481 34085


SJ 6634-6734; 13/68

MARKET DRAYTON C.P., SHROPSHIRE STREET (south-east side), No. 29 (The Red House)

(formerly listed as The Red House)




House, now divided into flats. Mid-C18 with additions of c.1900. Red brick with some painted sandstone ashlar dressings. Plain tile roof. Three storeys. Chamfered brick quoins at angles, stone plinth, first-floor stone cill band, moulded stone cornice, parapet with stone coping, and central 3-bay triangular pediment with broken -back centre. Integral brick end stacks with moulded stone caps. Central brick stack behind ridge. 2:3:2 bays, with central break; glazing bar sashes with exposed boxes, painted rusticated stone lintels with raised keystones, and painted stone cills. Central 6-panelled door with panelled reveals, moulded architrave and Ionic doorcase consisting of 3/4 fluted columns supporting entablature and triangular pediment, broken back at each end. Three stone steps with curved ends, and cast-iron boot scraper. Remains of former railed enclosures flanking entrance with low stone walls. Circa 1900 one-bay addition set back to left with plinth, chamfered cill bands to first and second floor, moulded stone cornice and coped parapet. Integral brick end stack to left. 16-pane glazing bar sashes with painted stone cills and painted rusticated stone lintels with raised keystones. Rear (garden front): five bays. Central 4-panelled half-glazed door with porch consisting of thin cast-iron columns and hood with moulded cornice and panelled soffit.

INTERIOR: entrance hall and staircase hall with moulded cornice. Early C19 oak staircase with open string, cut brackets, fluted stick balusters (3 per tread), moulded ramped handrail and wreathed newel. Matching landing balustrade. Right-hand word-floor rear room: C18 ornament including enriched plaster frieze with alternating swags and amphorae, and cornice with acanthus enrichment. Fireplace with marble surround, fluted frieze with central panel consisting of oval panel depicting a scene and flanking urns and drops, and enriched cornice. Blocked former archway to front room. Right-hand ground-floor front room: corner fireplace. Moulded cornice. Early C19 attic staircase with open string, cut brackets, fluted stick balusters (2 per tread), moulded handrail, and wreathed newel. 6-panelled doors throughout with moulded architraves. Pair of elliptical- arched first-floor doorways with pilastered surrounds. Interior only partly inspected because of division into flats.

Listing NGR: SJ6748134085


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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: 22 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01792/28
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