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Statutory Address:

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

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 41570 07834


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


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: 07 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/09431/35
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr M. I. Joachim. Source Historic England Archive
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