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Leaman House Powys House, Ruyton-XI-Towns

Description: Leaman House Powys House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 256696

OS Grid Reference: SJ3934122124
OS Grid Coordinates: 339341, 322124
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7933, -2.9010

Location: 6 B4397, Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire SY4 1LA

Locality: Ruyton-XI-Towns
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 1LA

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Listing Text

SJ 32 SE side)

8/144 Powys House and Leaman
- House

Terrace of 3 houses, now 2 dwellings. Late C18 incorporating substantial
parts of a C17 building ; later additions and alterations. Red brick
with timber frame and red brick infill to rear, rendered gable ends,
left probably concealing timber frame. Slate roof. C17 house of at
least 3 framed bays remodelled in late C18. 3 storeys with dentilled
eaves cornice. 6 unevenly spaced windows, 16-paned glazing bar sashes
with painted stone wedge lintels, those to second floor of reduced proportions.
Ground floor has 5 windows, third and fourth from left, flanking late
C20 six-panel door with open-pedimented hood,being late C20 sashes replacing
earlier shop front. Double 6-panel door (top panels now glazed) between
left windows has C19 bracketed doorcase with C20 pedimented hood. Recessed
6-panel door in fifth bay from left has semi-circular fanlight, panelled
reveals and open-pedimented fluted pilastered doorcase. Prominent red
brick ridge stack between 2 left windows and rendered integral end stack
to right. Unnumbered Salop Fire Insurance Plate between second and
third windows from left on first floor. Exposed double-purlin ends
to left and timber frame visible to rear, both above and below original
wall-plate. Lower apparently C18 gabled brick ranges at right-angles
to rear on left. Interior. Powys House has timber frame (square panels
with long straight tension braces) exposed to wall between it and Leaman
House (to right of second window from left) and to-wall shared with Powis
Cottage to left [visible only in Powis Cottage (not included in this
list)]. Boxed-in ceiling beams to left ground-floor room and possibly
reused chamfered spine beam to right room. Large central stack forming
baffle entry has stone inglenook fireplaces to both sides with chamfered
jambs and chamfered wooden lintels, left mutilated. Inset C18 wall cupboard
to right of fireplace in right room. Staircase to right. 6-panel
doors throughout and wide boarded oak floor boards on first floor. Timber
frame fragmentarily exposed throughout on first and second floors including
to rear ranges. Front of house has been moved forward and a tie beam
and principal rafter of C17 house are visible in a cupboard on second
floor. Eaves also raised to rear but back wall remains in original position,
accounting for different roof pitches to front and rear. Late C18 king-
post roof visible in roof space has several reused timbers, possibly
taken from original front wall when this was rebuilt in brick. Leaman
House not inspected but noted as having several timber framed cross walls
(square panels with straight braces) and said to have late C18 staircase
in hall.

Listing NGR: SJ3934122124

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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