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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: 1366710



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Leebotwood

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-May-1972

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 259593

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4/52 Penkridge Hall 8.5.72


Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1590, for Ralph Whitlock, with C17 addition and C18 and C19 alterations. Timber framed on high coursed grey sandstone rubble plinth, with plastered infill, partly rendered, and partly rebuilt in C17 dressed grey sandstone and C18 red brick; plain tile roof. 2 framed bays aligned approximately north-west/south-east with C17 outshut to north-east. Framing: C16 closely-spaced uprights with middle rails (with carved quatrefoil panels), remains of barley-sugar twisted shafts, and S-shaped tension braces; jettied first floor on 3 sides with moulded bressumer. Jettied gable to south-east with 4 curved brackets supporting bressumer with carved vine trails (also on wall-plate to north-east) and truss with 2 collars, queen struts, redundant king post and parallel diagonal struts; C16 and C17 square- panel framing, 3 and 4 panels from sole plate to wall plate. 2 storeys and attic over basement; site falls to north-west. Small gabled eaves dormer to north-east with 2-light metal casement; large C16 dressed grey sandstone external lateral stack to south-west with chamfered plinth and tiled offset to C19 brick shaft, and large roughly coursed external end stack to north-west with 2 star-shaped brick shafts (caps missing) and lean-to garderobe to right with boarded opening at base. North-east front: first-floor 3-light leaded casement to left with small flanking casements and ground floor wooden mullioned and transomed to left; one storey and attic outshut to right with small casement and partly glazed gabled porch to left with boarded door; basement to right with 2-light wooden casement to left and 6-panelled door to right. Left-hand gable end: 2 light wooden attic casement, 2 first- floor 3-light wooden mullioned and transomed windows (that to left C16) flanking central 3-light wooden-framed leaded metal casement, and ground-floor 4-light wooden-framed leaded metal casement to left and 2-light leaded casement to right. C20 cast plate beneath central first-floor window superscribed: "ERECTED BY/ROWLAND WHITBROOKE/15 gentleman 90". Interior: basement with chamfered beam and plain joists. Ground-floor left-hand room (hall) has late C16 panelling with fluted frieze and dentil cornice, cable-fluted pilasters in angles beneath dragon beams, chamfered cross-beamed ceiling with dragon beams and C16 plaster panels with delicately-moulded borders, and large dressed sandstone open fireplace with shallow moulded Tudor arch, moulded cornice and fireback dated: "1637". Kitchen with square-panelled timber framed cross wall. Central first-floor room: chamfered cross- beamed ceiling has plain plaster panels with delicately moulded borders; depressed-arched doorhead and Tudor-arched doorway to stair; fragment of wall painting on chamfered post. Right-hand bedroom has dressed sandstone fireplace and garderobe with chamfered doorway. 4-bay roof with collar and tie-beam trusses, pairs of chamfered purlins, and 2 tiers of wind braces. Small timber-framed enclosure in attic, possibly former store or safe room. The house is said to be on the site of a preceptory of the Knights Templar. It and outbuildings once formed part of a larger settlement called Lydley Hayes, now deserted. Penkridge Hall was formerly included in Cardington C.P. Shropshire S.M.R.

Listing NGR: SO4898897629

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National Grid Reference: SO 48988 97629


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