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Numbers 1-12, Walcot Hall Flats, Numbers 1-3, Clock Tower House, Adjoining Stable Block to North-Wes, Lydbury North

Description: Numbers 1-12, Walcot Hall Flats, Numbers 1-3, Clock Tower House, Adjoining Stable Block to North-Wes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 257048

OS Grid Reference: SO3476085020
OS Grid Coordinates: 334760, 285020
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4592, -2.9616

Location: Lydbury North, Shropshire SY7 8AY

Locality: Lydbury North
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY7 8AY

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Listing Text

SO 38 SW

5/134 Nos. 1-12, Walcot Hall
9/134 Flats, Nos. 1-3, Clock
- Tower House, adjoining
stable block to north-west
1/12/51 and courtyard wall adjoining
to south-east (formerly
listed as Stables at Walcot)


Stables and adjoining walls, now partly converted to flats. After 1763,
probably by Sir William Chambers, with some early C19 alterations. Red
brick with ashlar dressings and hipped slate roofs. 2 ranges, to north-
east and south-west, returning to enclose courtyard to north-west and
enclosing wall to south-east. North-east range; north-east front: 3:3:3
bay rhythm with large central 2 storey tower and lower set-back wings.
Centre-pivotted casements with gauged heads and stone cills. Tower with
plinth, parapet heightened probably in the early C19 with moulded stone
cornice and blocking course, external end stacks, and lead-sheathed base
to central cupola (removed at time of resurvey, July 1984). Two first
floor windows flanking slightly higher central blind window with clock
above; ground floor blind windows implying Serliana by flanking large
central carriageway with gauged brick round-arch and moulded stone
impost blocks, continued as cornice through archway. Wings: with
plinths, stone eaves bands, and end stack to left; 3 first floor
windows to right and one to left; ground floor blind arcading with
continuous impost bands and gauged brick round-arches; 2 inserted 3-
panelled doors in second bay from right. South-west front: 3:3:3
bay rhythm; central tower with carriage arch, stone eaves band, and
glazing bar sashes; wings with first floor centre-pivotted casements,
and ground floor top-opening small-paned casements. Probably early C19
one storey block curving round to left with 3 windows and central
octagonal cupola with ogee lead cap. South-west range: L-plan.
North-east front: 2 storeys. 6:4:6 bay rhythm. Ashlar plinth,
stone eaves band, 2 ridge stacks off-centre to left and right, and stack
behind ridge to right; triangular pedimented gable over 4 projecting
centre bays with stone band at eaves level, moulded stone verge, and
clock in tympamum; central circular wooden cupola with square base,
4 Doric columns supporting entablature, and lead dome with globe finial
and weathervane; glazing bar sashes with gauged heads and stone cills;
4 central double boarded doors with segmental gauged-brick heads and
stone impost bands, and double 3-panelled doors in fourth bays from left
and right. Right-hand return front with 2 ridge stacks; 4 bays with
double 3-panelled doors to left. Short brick wall attached to right
with stone coping. Wall enclosing south-east side of courtyard of
red brick with stone coping, approximately 25 metres long. Interior
of curved stable block to north retains stalls for horses. The wooden
cupola over the north-east block is circular with 6 columns supporting
frieze and cornice, and lead dome with globe finial and weathervane;
it was removed for safety reasons and remains on the ground in the
vicinity of the stable courtyard. Country Life,
Vol. LXXXVII, October 14th 1939, pp.388-92, and Vol. CL, November 1971,
pp.1366-8; N. Pevsner, B.O.E. Shropshire, p.307.

Listing NGR: SO3476085020

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Source: English Heritage

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