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Fowl House Approximately 10 Metres to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6654 / 52°39'55"N

Longitude: -2.3222 / 2°19'20"W

OS Eastings: 378303

OS Northings: 307571

OS Grid: SJ783075

Mapcode National: GBR 06W.V0L

Mapcode Global: WH9DC.98FG

Entry Name: Fowl House Approximately 10 Metres to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255286

Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11

County: Shropshire

Parish: Tong

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

Listing Text

SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. -

6/51 Fowl House approximately
10 metres to West of
Vauxhall Farmhouse.

GV II

Fowl House. Circa 1842. Squared and coursed sandstone base, and gault
brick above with grey brick dressings. Neo-Egyptian style; square base
with tall pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to South. Pyramid
with dentil brick string courses and diamond openings between, and stone
obelisk finial with oval side openings. Some of the bricks were originally
inscribed with mottoes: "LIVE AND LET LIVE; SCRAT BEFORE YOU PECK; TRIAL
BY JURY; TEACH YOUR GRANNY; CAN YOU SMELL; GIVE EVERY (DOG) HIS DUE (DAY?);
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY." This is one of a series of eccentric out-
buildings erected on the Tong Estate in the time of the Second George
Durant (d.1844) (qv. Pig Sty and Cow house to North of Acorn Cottage)
G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, p.1591 D. H. Robinson,
The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980, p.53.


Listing NGR: SJ7830307571

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