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Church Farmhouse, Tong

Description: Church Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 May 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 255318

OS Grid Reference: SJ7963207426
OS Grid Coordinates: 379632, 307426
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6642, -2.3026

Location: Hubbal Lane, Tong, Shropshire TF11 8PW

Locality: Tong
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF11 8PW

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Listing Text

(North side)

6/22 Church Farmhouse


Inn, now house. Early C17 with partial early C19 re-facing and mid to
late C19 additions. Timber framed with sandstone plinth and painted
brick nogging, painted brick facing to right, painted brick to right
at rear, and old tile roof, hipped to right. L-plan with 3 framed bays
to front. 2 storeys with gable lit attics. Framing: close studding
with tension braces and straight corner braces, jettied first floor to
left with moulded bressumer and 3 brackets with carved heads; central
ridge stack, stack to left at rear, 2 end stacks to right, and end stack
to wing at rear. C19 wooden mullioned and transomed casements, 4 on
first floor, and 3 on ground floor to left; projecting ground floor
square bay to right with dentil brick eaves cornice, catslide roof, and
glazing bar sash to front with flush frame; 7 steps up to door between
first and second windows from right with 6 raised and fielded panels, 3-
light overlight,and doorcase with reeded pilasters supporting entablature
with dentil cornice. Queen post truss exposed in left-hand gable end.
Interior: ground floor room off-centre to right with chamfered beam and
joists; first floor room to left with panelling dated 1625 above fireplace,
and moulded beam; queen post roof trusses, somewhat altered. Formerly The
Bell Inn, Charles Dickens reputedly wrote'The Old Curiosity Shop'while
staying here.

Listing NGR: SJ7963207426

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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