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Hatton Grange and Garden Wall to South West with Gate and Gate Piers, Shifnal

Description: Hatton Grange and Garden Wall to South West with Gate and Gate Piers

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 255209

OS Grid Reference: SJ7646004292
OS Grid Coordinates: 376460, 304292
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6359, -2.3493

Location: Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 9HS

Locality: Shifnal
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 9HS

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Listing Text


9/3 Hatten Grange and Garden
29/9/51 Wall to South West with
Gate and Gatepiers.


House. 1764-8, by Thomas Farnells Pritchard, with 1896 and circa 1900
alterations and additions. Red brick with ashlar dressings, and hipped
slate roof. Central 3 storey block with quadrant linking walls to set
back one storey pavilions. South-West front: plinth, first floor string
course, cornice, blocking course, triangular pediment over central 3 slightly
projecting bays with central oval plaque and carved festoons of fruit and
flowers in tympanum; ridge stacks off-centre to left and right, and 2 stacks
to rear. 2:3:2 bays, centre 3 narrower; glazing bar sashes with gauged heads,
these in centre 3 bays with lugged architraves and bracketed cills; central
first floor arched window with triple keyed architrave. Circa 1896 two
storey canted bay windows in outer bays with balustraded parapets. Central
half glazed door with semi-circular fanlight and doorcase with architrave
consisting of unfluted Doric half columns, triglyph frieze, and open trian-
gular pediment. North-West entrance front: 3 bays, central windows with
lugged architraves, and cornice on first floor. Circa 1900 ground floor
addition; 5 unequal bays with plinth, frieze, cornice and blocking course.
Rusticated end pilasters, and centre 3 bays with Tuscan pilasters and full
entablature. Outer bays with keyed stone lintels. Central pair of half
glazed doors with projecting porch consisting of Tuscan columns, entablature,
and open triangular pediment with shield and motto in tympanum: "Deo duce
comite industria magnanimiter crucem sustine". South-East front: 4 bays,
circa 1900 ground floor square bay to left with rusticated end pilasters,
frieze, cornice and balustraded parapet, 3 light glazing bar sash to front
with keyed stone lintel. Pavilions: arcaded quadrant linking wall to North-
West with stone impost band and coping. 2 storey pavilion with Tuscan serliana
and open triangular pedimented gable end above with circular window in
tympanum. Linking block to circa 1900 matching South-East pavilion, with
the addition of a serliana to South - East also. Quadrant garden wall projecting
approximately 20 metres from house to South-West; red brick with stone coping;
2 gate piers at North-West end with globe finials, and wrought iron gate
between with exuberant overthrow. Interior: largely 1764-8 with rich plaster-
work, and some circa 1900 alterations. Morning Room (former entrance hall):
deep cornice with paterae on soffit; doorcases with lugged architraves,
pulvinated friezes, and cornices; chimneypiece with lugged architrave frieze
with foliage decoration, and cornice. Drawing Room: medillion cornice with
paterae; doors with lugged architraves; chimneypiece with tapered pilasters,
and frieze with foliage decoration and central ram's head. Dining Room: rich
frieze; doorcases with lugged architraves and cornices; plaster panels, large
plaster picture panel with lugged architrave and swan-necked pediment with
foliage decoration; chimneypiece with terms, frieze with foliage decoration
and central rustic scene, and scrolled acanthus brackets supporting rich cornice;
fireplace overmantel with plaster panel containing festoons, drops, and central
music 'trophy' consisting of various musical instruments; depressed-arched
sideboard recess containing plaster harvest 'trophy' including agricultural
implements and produce. Library: dentil cornice; chimneypiece with frieze
consisting of foliage decoration and central urns Staircase Hall: circa 1900
three-flight rectangular well staircase with twisted balusters, square
newels, and Ionic pilasters to first floor landing. Chinoiserie and
Gothic fireplaces in former first floor middle chamber and dressing room.
Landscaped grounds including natural ravine with chain of former monastic
fishponds, and circa 1960 octagonal classical temple by Clough Williams
Ellis (not listed). N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropahire, p 14O; Country Life,
Vol. CXLiii, February 29, 1968, p.p.466-70.

Listing NGR: SJ7646004292

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Source: English Heritage

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