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38 and 40, High Street, Bishop's Castle

Description: 38 and 40, High Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 256966

OS Grid Reference: SO3236488956
OS Grid Coordinates: 332364, 288956
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4943, -2.9976

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

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Listing Text


12/56 Nos. 38 and 40


House, latterly 2 shops, now one shop and flat. Dated 1629, refaced
in early C19 with late-C19 shop fronts. Stucco (incised to represent
ashlar) probably on coursed limestone rubble, with slate roof. Base-
ment, 2 storeys and attic. Deep eaves, gabled dormer to left with 2-
light casement, and central lateral external C17 stack to rear with
brick top stage. 4-window front; first floor glazing bar sash to
left, 2 mid- to late-C19 cross windows to right, and late-C19 canted
bay off-centre to left; 2 late-Cl9 shop fronts, that to right with
3-part plate glass window, half-glazed door to left, and half-glazed
door to right with twin glazing bar sashes above, and that to left
with large plate glass window and half-glazed door to left; boarded
passageway door to left with rectangular overlight and lintel inscribed:
"DAVED MORRISTAN CR MDCIXXX". Interior: late-C17 staircase between
first floor and attic with 3 flights around narrow rectangular well,
landing and winders, moulded closed string, turned balusters, moulded
grip rail, and square newel posts with globe finials; first floor
corner fireplaces, one with C18 moulded architrave; C17 brickwork
visible in cellar. While the front is not now very distinguished,
the interior and particularly the staircase is of considerable merit.

Listing NGR: SO3236488956

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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