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Wattlesborough Hall, Alberbury with Cardeston

Description: Wattlesborough Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 258910

OS Grid Reference: SJ3551712612
OS Grid Coordinates: 335517, 312612
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7073, -2.9558

Location: Cardeston, Shropshire SY5 9EA

Locality: Alberbury with Cardeston
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 9EA

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Listing Text

SJ 31 SE
5/5 Wattlesborough Hall



Farmhouse. Soon after c.1711. Roughly squared and coursed red and grey
sandstone with red sandstone dressings; rendered left-hand gable end;
graded slate roof. 2 storeys. Plinth, moulded stone eaves cornice, and
parapeted gable end to left with stone coping and moulded kneelers; integral
brick end stack to left. 5 bays; C19 wooden cross-windows with triple-
keyed lintels; central C20 glazed door with heavy rusticated surround and
5-keyed lintel. Right-hand ground-floor window is probably a former
doorway (see straight joints and brickwork below cill). 3 windows at rear;
raised central first-floor staircase window and blocked stone cross-window off-centre
to right. C20 brown brick one-storey addition at rear. Interior: C18
three-flight staircase with winders, rising to attic: closed string, turned
balusters, moulded handrail and beaded square bottom newel post. The house
was built adjoining the remains of Wattlesborough Castle (qv) and both
were occupied as one dwelling until the late C19. There is an engraving
in the farmhouse showing the castle with a probably medieval wing on the
site of the present C18 building so the latter probably incorporates reused
materials and might even be a thorough remodelling. County A.M. No 126.
V.C.H., vol VIII, pp, 197-8; B.O.E., pp. 33-4; D.F. Renn, Norman Castles
in Britain (1971), p.341.

Listing NGR: SJ3551712612

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Source: English Heritage

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