Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1307802

Date first listed: 10-Mar-1986

Statutory Address: HALSTON HOUSE, A 488


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Statutory Address: HALSTON HOUSE, A 488

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

District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Pontesbury

National Grid Reference: SJ 41570 07834


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SJ 40 NW PONTESBURY C.P. A488 (west side)

4/158 Halston House -

- II

Farmhouse, now house. Late C16 or early C17 with considerable later additions and alterations. Painted brick concealing timber frame, plain tile roofs. A complex plan possibly produced by the combination of 2 originally separate houses; the earliest part is the south range formerly a 2-bay house of 1 1/2 storeys with a central stack, later extended to east and raised to 2-storey height; to north are 2 parallel and adjoining mid-C17 wings of which the western is probably the earlier. 2 storeys with gable-lit attics to parallel wings, dentilled eaves cornice to south range; framing: now brick-cased externally except for principal rafters on south gable of west wing; irregular fenestration, late C20 casements, 3 below eaves to south range with French window and flat-roofed porch below; east side has 2 casements on each floor to gable end of south range with a staircase window (formerly a doorway approached by a flight of steps) above a cellar window to left of east wing; one further range of C20 casements to right; present entrance in centre of 2 parallel wings, 6-panel door in late C20 pedimented doorcase; prominent red brick ridge stack to south range with triple shafts and moulded capping, end stacks to parallel wings. Interior: East wing has an oak newel stair of c.1650 with vase-shaped balusters, re-used C17 wainscot panelling in south room of west wing and upstairs one room in east wing has early C17 decorative panelling and another in west wing plain panelling; roof of east wing and east part of south range reconstructed in mid-C19 but west wing has double- purlin roof with collar and tie beam trusses. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.256.

Listing NGR: SJ4108606908


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Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Shropshire, (1968), 256

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