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Brogyntyn Hall, Selattyn and Gobowen

Description: Brogyntyn Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 255737

OS Grid Reference: SJ2792431138
OS Grid Coordinates: 327924, 331138
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8729, -3.0723

Location: Brogyntyn, Selattyn, Shropshire SY10 7DA

Locality: Selattyn and Gobowen
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY10 7DA

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Listing Text

SJ 23 SE
4/24 Brogyntyn Hall (formerly
listed as Brogyntyn
19.1.52 House)
Shown on O.S. map as Brogyntyn.
Country house. 1814 (date on rainwater heads) remodelling by Benjamin Gummow
for Mary Jane Ormsby and her husband, William Gore of house of 1735-6 by
Francis Smith for William Owen; later additions and alterations. Stuccoed
red brick with Coade stone to pediment of sandstone ashlar portico; hipped
slate roof with open well and rendered ridge stacks. Greek Revival style
facades encasing an early C18 house of 9 x 5 bays. 2 storeys and attic with
plain first-floor cill band, moulded eaves cornice, parapet and balustrade;
cellar continued as semi-basement to right return. 9-bay entrance front,
centre 3 bays under large projecting tetrastyle portico with unfluted Ionic
columns supporting pediment and with embedded antae behind. Pediment with
floral scrolls and Harlech family coat-of-arms to centre and inscription "IN
HOC SIGNO VINCES" to garland. Glass panelled door in plain pilastered wood
surround and coffered ceiling to portico. Glazing bar sashes (18-paned to
ground floor and blind to upper right) in moulded architraves, which have project-
ing stone lintels to ground floor; C19 hip-roofed dormers, one to left and
2 to right of pediment. 5-bay left return has 2 prominent canted bay windows
(front probably c.1906) to ground floor. Low canted bay projection to rear
of left return has datestone "1825" with intersecting circular patterns to
balustrade. Single-storey service range behind dated 1906, which is probably
also the date of the canted bay window to the 1825 addition. Right return
in 13 bays has 2-storey canted bay to left and external lateral stack to right.
Lower service range to rear, dated 1870 on rainwater head, has similar decoration
to balustrade as that to 1825 addition. Mounting blocks attached to outer
columns of portico. Interior. Entrance hall has elaborately carved wooden
overmantel dated 1617 with grotesque figures and armorial shields probably
from earlier house on site. Moulded doorcases with 6-panel double doors to
left and right lead to 2 principal rooms, left with decoration of c.1906.
Festooned garlands to frieze and modillioned moulded cornice; enriched coffered
ceiling and panelled dado. Broken pedimented surrounds to front windows and
fluted pilasters with Corinthian capitals to canted bay; pilastered glass-
fronted cupboard with semi-circular tympanum to right of elaborately carved
fireplace in back wall. Right room is lined with C19 bookcases and has 2
broken pedimented surrounds to front windows. Library in left return and
rectangular lantern to 1825 addition. Entrance hall has round-headed arches
to left and right in back wall, former leading through C20 glazed door to corridor
of 3 domed bays with floral decoration to pendentives, latter now blocked but
originally leading to staircase. This is of open well type and of 1735-6,
now lit by a C19 octagonal lantern with panelling and palmette decoration to
sides; frieze and modillioned cornice to top. The staircase has 3 balusters
to each tread, one fluted, one turned and one irontwist, grouped together to
bottom around fluted Doric column-like baluster; wreathed handrail ramped to
top of each flight with ball finials to newels, carved pendants and open string;
fluted pilasters to panelled dado. C19 panelled doors and marble fireplaces
with cast-iron grates throughout to first floor. Panelled window shutters
to ground floor. John Wagstaff, carpenter and joiner of Daventry, worked
here under Smith. B.o.E. pp. 84-5; Colvin (1978) pp. 369, 751, 859; Francis
Leach, The Country Seats of Shropshire (1891) pp. 129-33.

Listing NGR: SJ2792431138

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Source: English Heritage

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