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The House on Crutches and Number 41, Bishop's Castle

Description: The House on Crutches and Number 41

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 July 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 256961

OS Grid Reference: SO3231788955
OS Grid Coordinates: 332317, 288955
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4943, -2.9983

Location: 17 Market Square, Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5BE

Locality: Bishop's Castle
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY9 5BE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Motte and Bailey Castle and Bishops' Palace, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


12/51 The House on Crutches
and No. 41 (formerly
listed as "The House
28/7/50 on Crotches")

House, latterly shop, now house and meeting rooms. C16 with mid- to
late-C19 alterations and additions. Timber framed with painted wattle
and daub infil panels, limestone plinth, partly rebuilt in probably
coursed limestone rubble to rear and rendered; C19 slate roof. 2 or 3
framed bays at right-angles to road, eastern bay with first floor
projecting over alley; additions to rear and to north. Framing:
square panels; close studding with middle rail; jettied gable-end to
east with shaped end-brackets and exposed queen-strut truss with cusped
quatrefoil panels below collar and V-struts above. 2 storeys. Plinth,
deep eaves, and 2 brick ridge stacks. First floor late-C19 three-light
casement; open ground floor; 2 chamfered and stopped posts with
moulded capitals, and moulded lintels on 3 sides with run-out stops;
angled projection to left to accommodate internal staircase. North
front: 2 first floor late-C19 three-light casements; ground floor
early-Cl9 shop front with two 16-pane glazing bar sashes to left and
6 flush-panelled door to right; mid- to late-Cl9 addition returned
to north with first floor 2-light casement and 6 flush-panelled door
beneath. Interior: ground floor chamfered and stopped beams;
internal moulded window mullions; inclined-strut truss. Alleyway to
front with variety of cobbling techniques forms picturesque grouping
with Nos. 13 and 15, Market Square (q.v.) and No 39, High Street (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SO3231788955

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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