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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: 1383253



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Church Stretton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Feb-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483671

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SO4491 LITTLE STRETTON 1312-1/14/100 The Tan House 04/07/52 (Formerly Listed as: LITTLE STRETTON Tan House)


Tannery, now house. C16 core with c1910 restorations and alterations by Derwent Wood, the sculptor. Painted timber frame with painted infill panels, and coursed rubble stone. The fenestration has leaded lights mostly of latticed pattern. Plain-tile roofs with thatched projecting porch. Projecting stone gable-end stack with brick upper shaft, and central brick stack. Irregular plan of 3-bay core with cross wing. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. East front has a central projecting gable truss incorporating square framing with herringbone pattern bracing and close-studding with projecting 3-light casement to right, moulded bressumer and front entrance door under a projecting decorative thatched porch. Tall rectangular framing to right. Gabled left return side with similar framing to front. To left is a recessed stone range with two 3-light casements on both storeys and, to left, a large prominently jettied early C20 dormer with decorative mullioned windows on 3 sides. Rear: central pair of projecting framed gable trusses, each of restored close-studding and with early C20 decorative leaded windows inserted; right return side of gables have similar framing. To right is a recessed range of square-framed first floor with inset later oriel window over stone ground floor with 2 casements; to far right is early C20 overhanging projecting framed first-floor extension. South gable end: stone gable-end with central stack and projecting tiled gabled framed bay window to left and 3-light casement beyond. INTERIOR: reset C17 panelling, staircase and C16 carved stone fireplace. Fireback dated 1571. Chamfered joists with ogee chamfer stops. Moulded chamfered bridging beams and cross bridging beams. Vestiges of a cruck frame. Ian Maclaren stayed here while writing his books. Tan House also associated with Beatrice Harraden; Little Stretton is the scene of the `Green Dragon', one of the stories in `In Varying Moods'.

Listing NGR: SO4432591706

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National Grid Reference: SO 44325 91706


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