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The Hayes, Oswestry

Description: The Hayes

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 255561

OS Grid Reference: SJ2808330246
OS Grid Coordinates: 328083, 330246
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8649, -3.0697

Location: Mt Road, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7PH

Locality: Oswestry
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY10 7PH

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Listing Text

SJ 2830-2930 OSWESTRY C.P. MOUNT ROAD (south-west side)

11/88 The Hayes


Hunting lodge, now house. Mid-C17 with later additions and alterations.
Regularly coursed sandstone rubble, slate roof with coped verges on
stone kneelers and ball finials to gables. Cruciform plan with late
C19 addition (re-roofed in late C20) in angle between right and rear
gables. 2 storeys and attics, moulded eaves cornice; cellars beneath
chamfered plinth; mullioned windows to cellar with cross-windows to
front and rear gables; right gable has 3-light mullioned and transomed
windows to ground and first floors and cross-window to attic; front
gable: double-chamfered cross-windows to left and right of door on
both floors with one in centre to attic; four-centred arched -doorway,
approached by flight of 5 steps, has enriched spandrels and moulded
label, nail-studded door with scrolled strap hinges, original knocker
and lock; 2-storey canted bay to left gable with 7-light mullioned and
transomed windows on each floor probably a later C17 addition; brick
segmental-headed doorway to rear gable (left side) and flat-headed
doorway to left gable (rear side), latter converted from mullioned
window lighting cellar; prominent central ridge stack with 10 attached
octagonal brick shafts now roughcast. C19 addition has apparently
C17 mullioned and cross-windows, presumably moved out from rear and right
gables when addition was built. Interior: mid-C17 oak rectangular
panelling in main ground- and first-floor rooms, some with decorative
carving; moulded stone fireplace with four-centred arch to ground-floor
room of left gable, fireplace to other side of stack (in centre of
house) infilled but has richly carved Jacobean overmantel with grotesque
human figures; date "D/RM/1656" on overmantel to fireplace in main
first-floor room; open-well staircase rising from ground floor to attic
looks C19 but is probably in position of original staircase; several
C17 plank doors with C19 cast-iron grates to some of the fireplaces.
B.O.E. pp. 146-7: Trans. Salop. Arch. Soc. Vol. LVI, Pt. III (1960)
pp. 295-307.

Listing NGR: SJ2808730246

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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