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Former Estate Office and 3 Sections of Attached Walls Adjoining Loton Park to South East, Alberbury with Cardeston

Description: Former Estate Office and 3 Sections of Attached Walls Adjoining Loton Park to South East

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 258932

OS Grid Reference: SJ3568314670
OS Grid Coordinates: 335683, 314670
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7258, -2.9538

Location: Cardeston, Shropshire SY5 9AJ

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

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Listing Text

12/27 Former estate office
- and 3 sections of
attached walls adjoining
Loton Park to south-east


Estate office, now disused, and attached walls. Dated 1843, probably by
Thomas Jones of Chester; attached gateway dated 1845. Red brick with red
sandstone ashlar dressing; plain tile roof. L-plan; Tudor Gothic style.
One storey and attic. Chamfered plinth, parapeted gables with chamfered
stone coping, moulded kneelers, and obelisk finials at feet and apexes;
brick ridge stack with 3 octagonal shafts. South-west (entrance) front:
2 gables; 2-window front; chamfered stone mullioned windows with lozenge-
pattern cast iron casements and returned hoodmoulds, 2-light to attic and
3-light to ground floor; central boarded door with chamfered reveals and
returned hoodmould; north-west entrance front: 3 windows; large central
gabled dormer with smaller flanking gabled semi-dormers. Short stub
of wall adjoining entrance front to right dated 1844 with high chamfered
plinth, stone coping, and central gabled break with date-shield in tympanum
and large chamfered Tudor arch with pair of nail-studded boarded doors.
Section of forecourt wall adjoining estate office to south-west; red sandstone
ashlar on coursed rubble base; L-plan; chamfered plinth and chamfered
coping, ramped up to square gate pier at left with trefoil-headed panelled
sides and gabled top; small gateway to right. Short section of garden
wall adjoining to north-west linking estate office to Loton Park (qv);
c.1873; red brick with red sandstone ashlar dressings; L-plan; chamfered
plinth and chamfered coping with globefinial at corner; tall arch at
junction with house; segmental-headed boarded door to right with strap
hinges and chamfered reveals. Interior of former estate office not
inspected. Thomas Jones carried out a remodelling of and extensions to
Loton Park (qv) in c.1830 and c.1838. The estate office forms one side
of the forecourt to the house, opposite the stable block (qv).

Listing NGR: SJ3568314670

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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