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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: 1366875



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ford

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 258963

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SJ 4013-4113 FORD C.P. FORD

13/58 Mansion House 29.1.52


House, latterly farmhouse. Dated 1779 (rainwater head), for Francis Waring; early C17 core with early C18 alterations and additions. Brick with grey sandstone dressings; timber framed core; 2-span slate roof, hipped with graded slates to front. Double-range L-plan; C17 range of 3 framed bays with early C18 wing at rear and parallel 1779 range to front. 2 storeys and 2 storeys and attic. Chamfered stone plinth, first-floor cill band, frieze and moulded cornice, parapet with moulded stone coping, and triangular pediment over centre 3 bays with stone shield and flanking husk festoons in tympanum; pair of brick lateral stacks at rear of front range, brick ridge stack off-centre to left of rear range and integral brick end stack to rear wing. 3:3:3 bays, centre slightly projecting; glazing bar sashes with stone cills and gauged brick heads, central first-floor window with fluted scrolled cill brackets, lugged moulded architrave, and stepped triple keystone with oval paterae; 3 steps up to 6-panelled door (lower flush) with moulded architrave, and doorcase consisting of unfluted three quarter columns with acanthus capitals, fluted frieze with amphorae over columnms, and triangular pediment. 4-bay left-hand return front with blind windows and central C18 downpipe with dated moulded rainwater head; 2-bay right-hand return front with segmental-headed blind windows. Rear gable end has stone-coped parapeted gable-end to right with blind circular window in tympanum and three C17 timber-framed dormers in valley with 2-light leaded casements, moulded architraves and cornices, and triangular pedimented gables. Rear wing with dentilbrick eaves cornice and stone-coped parapeted gable end. Interior: front range with complete late C18 decoration: entrance hall has cantilevered 4-flight square-well staircase with open string, shaped brackets, 2 stick balusters to each tread, turned newel posts, moulded ramped handrail and curtail with columular newel post and wreathed handrail; egg and dart enriched cornices with dentils and alternating paterae on soffit; first-floor ceiling: 2 delicate plaster roses with husk garlands; left-hand ground-floor room: with moulded dado rail, frieze with anthemion and palmette ornament and enriched plaster cornice; fireplace has panelled pilasters with husk garlands, frieze with acanthus and palmette ornament and central urn relief, and moulded cornice with bead and reel enrichment; right-hand ground-floor room: moulded dado rail, fluted frieze and dentil cornice; fireplace has marble surround with husk ornament, fluted frieze with central urn relief, and enriched cornice. Bedrooms with moulded cornices, and fireplaces with friezes and cornices. C18 six-panelled doors with panelled reveals and moulded architraves; panelled window reveals. C17 rear range has roof with collar and tie-beam trusses and pairs of purlins; C17 timber-framed square-panelled cross-walls and chamfered beams with ogee stops; ground floor rear room with C17 panelling with fluted frieze and the first floor at rear has early C18 raised and fielded panelling and doors; former kitchen in left-hand ground-floor rear room has large open fireplace with early C19 surround consisting of panelled sides and moulded cornice, and spit rack above; early C18 kitchen wing at rear has large depressed-arched open fireplace with early C19 surround consisting of Gothic-panelled sides, moulded cornice, and flanking arched recess. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p.226; B.O.E., p.131; H. E. Forrest, FLS, Some old Shropshire houses and their owners (1924), pp.58-60.

Listing NGR: SJ4117113850

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National Grid Reference: SJ 41171 13850


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