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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: 1383598



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


District: Shropshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Abdon

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 15-Mar-1974

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 484030

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SO58NE Upper Earnstrey Park 482-1/1/1 15/03/74


Farmhouse now house. C16 cross wing, C17 rebuilding, C18 alterations and extension. Early brick, rebuilt brick with dentil course eaves to south, stone rubble to north cross wing extension. Plain-tile roof. Central brick ridge stack in south wing with 3 spurred shafts of early brick with C20 cap. Projecting stepped brick eaves-stack to north cross-wing with C20 spurred shafts. PLAN: plan of main range aligned north-south with 2 added cross wings at each end. North cross wing has C18 extension to east. EXTERIOR: 2 storey and attic. Front entrance to east side of main range has lean-to extension set between 2 projecting cross wing gables, with C20 boarded door with casement over. To right; C18 stone extension of north cross wing with gable and return wall with C20 casements with brick segmental-arches. To left gable of south cross wing are 3-light mullioned windows on each floor with rendered-brick mullions, window surrounds and hoodmould, with restored leaded-lights. South cross wing left return side rebuilt with dentil course eaves and 3-light casement with brick segmental-arch at ground floor. Rear of main range and cross wings with, to right a 2-window range of large 3-light casements with the ground-floor opening to right bricked-up and part replaced with C20 projecting tiled gabled brick porch. 2 C17 bricked-up former windows flanked by C20 windows; 2 C20 dormers. To left is gable end of north cross wing with one 5-light mullion and transom window to ground and first floors, and a single-mullion window to attic floor. Window mullions and surrounds formed of rendered brick with simple brick hoodmoulds with that at first floor extended as string course across gable. Return side of north cross wing masked by C20 single-storey extensions. INTERIOR: south cross wing has C18 fireplace flanked by wainscotting incorporating C17 panelling. Main range of 2 bays has square-panelled partition framing at first floor. North cross wing has deep chamfered bridging beams with ogee-chamfer-stops. North cross wing and main range re-roofed in C17 with double trenched purlin roof and 3 twin raking-strut and collar trusses and incorporating 2 trusses of C16 in north wing. C16 truss to east is double collar truss with close-set vertical struts part-framing former gable end window. C16 truss to east is now encased in gable end brickwork, of close-set vertical struts incorporating framed gable window. Upper Earnstrey Park, together with Crowleaseowes, Middleton, Bitterley (qv) forms the earliest examples of the use of brick construction in the district.

Listing NGR: SO5828987404

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National Grid Reference: SO 58289 87404


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