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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: 1383536



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Hopton Wafers

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Feb-2000

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483966

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SO67NE Catherton Cottage 582-1/2/125


House, formerly 2 houses. Late C14 or early C15 with later restorations and rebuilding. Painted stone rubble with some timber framing with painted brick infill. Plain-tile roofs. Central stone stack with axial brick ridge shaft, brick gable end stack to south. 4-bay range with additional half bay and end extensions. EXTERIOR: single-storey and attic, and cellar. West side of painted stone rubble to right-hand half with 2-storey 2-window range of C20 casements with C20 ground-floor bay window to left. Left half covered by stone rubble gabled and lean-to extensions. East side: C20 3-light casement flanked by 2-light casements. Gabled dormer to right. Vestigial timber framing to left bay with posts and swept tension brace with raised truncated part-framed gable-end above wall plate. Projecting bread oven in centre of stone-walled section. North gable end: two 2-light casements at ground level with a 2-light casement and single casement set in vertical boarded gable-end at attic level. South gable end: partly obscured by C20 single-storey stone gabled wing. INTERIOR: single purlin roof. Full cruck truss to south with lapped ridge saddle and restored tie beam and diagonally-set ridge. Full central cruck truss with arch-braced collar with all arrises chamfered with plain cut stops; twin raking struts over collar and ridge saddle, together with surrounding sections all cusped to form trefoils flanking quatrefoil. The truss was originally open over a one and a half bay medieval open hall. C17 stone stack inserted in half-bay of former hall, with coursed rubble walls with C19 bread oven to east and cambered mantelbeam with ovolo moulding. Deep chamfered inserted floor with rounded chamfered stops. 3 trusses in north bays with cambered tie beams and collars evident on the inner truss; inserted central truss with collar and twin raking struts over with twin supporting posts below; north gable-end truss with tie beam, twin vertical struts, collar with twin raking struts over. (Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society: Moran M: Shrewsbury: 1987-: 45-49).

Listing NGR: SO6532678386

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society' in Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society, (1987), 45-49

National Grid Reference: SO 65326 78386


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