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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: 1307655



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Oswestry Rural

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-May-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 255626

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SJ 22 NE OSWESTRY RURAL C.P. A 483 (east side)

5/150 Sweeney Hall -


Country house, now hotel. 1805 (datestone to right return) incorporating parts of a late C18 building; extended c.1860 with later additions and alterations. Main building ashlar with earlier red brick service range and outbuildings to rear; low-pitched hipped slate roof with stone ridge stacks hidden behind moulded eaves parapet. 2 storeys; continuous floor band with giant Tuscan pilasters to corners and flanking central porch; 5 x 3 bays, sash windows, those on first floor to front and right return without glazing bars, tall 15-paned sashes to ground floor (dummy windows on each floor to centre and right bays of left return and to centre on right return); canted entrance porch (probably slightly later) has glazing bar sashes to either side of 6-panel door with flanking pilasters; rectangular overlight has C19 stained glass armorial shield with legend "Dread Shame". L-shaped service range to rear (altered in late C19 but with glazing bar sashes and gauged heads) has single-storey yellow-brick corridor extension on south linking main house with Jacobean-style east wing of c.1860: also yellow brick with mullioned windows and prominent red brick ridge and end stacks with shafts of star section. Interior: open-well stone staircase with latticed cast-iron balustrade lit by oval cupola (now with fibreglass glazing); fine plaster frieze to ceiling of left ground- floor room (former library) and further friezes to former drawing room and dining room on right side of house; wooden vaulting in corridor linking main house with east wing said to be based on that in corridors of the House of Commons. The house is set in a fine parkland landscape. B.O.E., p. 300.

Listing NGR: SJ2932026545

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 300

National Grid Reference: SJ 29320 26545


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