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Pig Sty Approximately 25 Metres to North West of Acorn Cottage, Brewood and Coven

Description: Pig Sty Approximately 25 Metres to North West of Acorn Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 255329

OS Grid Reference: SJ8355609274
OS Grid Coordinates: 383556, 309274
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6809, -2.2447

Location: Offoxey Road, Tong, Shropshire ST19 9AW

Locality: Brewood and Coven
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST19 9AW

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Listing Text

Wood (North side).

7/3 Pig Sty approximately 25
- metres to North-West of
Acorn Cottage.


Pig Sty. Circa 1818. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Neo-Egyptian
style; square base with pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to
East, pyramid with tall rectangular openings, dressed stone pyramidal
finial resting on short corner piers. Stone plaque to East inscribed:
"TO PLEASE THE PIGS". This is one of a series of eccentric Gothic out-
buildings erected on the Tong Estate by George Durant the younger (d.1844).
Acorn Cottage to South (not listed) is dated 1818. (qv. Cow House to North
of Acorn Cottage, fowl house to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse, kennels to
East of the Red House, etc.). G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel,
1894, pp. 154-61; D. H, Robinson, The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research
Publications, p. 60.

Listing NGR: SJ8355709278

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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