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Yeaton Peverey, Pimhill

Description: Yeaton Peverey

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 May 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 259103

OS Grid Reference: SJ4424518796
OS Grid Coordinates: 344245, 318796
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7639, -2.8277

Locality: Pimhill
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 3AT

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Listing Text

SJ 41 NW
(formerly listed as Yeaton
31.5.73 Peavery).


Shown on O.S. map as Yeaton Pevery.
Large country house, latterly school, now disused. 1890-2 (dated 1892),
by Aston Webb for Sir Offley Wakeman. Red sandstone ashlar, and some
timber framing to rear with plastered infill. Graded slate roofs. In a
free Jacobean style. 2 storeys and attic with service wing of one storey
and attic. Chamfered plinths, moulded string courses, and parapets with
moulded copings, some sections pierced and with obelisk finials. Tall brick
stacks consisting of grouped shafts with round arches between and over-
sailing caps; pair of tall integral ashlar end stacks to west. Mainly
moulded mullioned and transomed windows with leaded lights, some with
separate dripstones. North (entrance) front: the main elements of this
asymmetrical composition include: 3-storey square tower off-centre to left
with entrance consisting of a pair of 3-panelled doors and moulded round
archway with carved coat of arms above; frieze with carved inscription,
carried round from wing to left. Pierced parapet with obelisks;
octagonal stone cupola on square base in right-hand front corner, with
louvred round arches and ogee lead dome with weathervane. 2-storey wing
projecting to left with pair of 2-light first-floor windows and ground-
floor wide segmental bow with large 5-light window. 3-window hall range
off-centre to right with various mullioned and transomed windows, including
central ground-floor canted bay. Gabled wing to right with 2-storey
canted bay. Right-hand return front: 4 small gables; the outer pair
project and have tall panelled ashlar stacks with battlemented caps,
that to left integral and that to right to one side of gable with
moulding at base dying into wall. Inscription to frieze below. String
course, carried round to south front. Small one-storey canted bay in
angle to right with battlemented parapet. Conservatory to left with
buttresses, battlemented parapet and hipped glazed roof. South (garden)
front: 1:5:1 bays. Projecting outer wings with first-floor oriel
windows. Sundial beneath left-hand oriel. Recessed centre with jettied
timber framed first floor; 3 central gabled oriel windows with wooden
mullioned and transomed windows and much well-carved detail, the central
window with 2 central canted lights. Service range adjoining to west,
with mullioned and transomed stone windows, gabled dormers and semi
dormers and plain ashlar stacks. Central projecting gabled wing to
north with small square ogee-capped cupola on ridge. Interior not
inspected but known to exist from photographs (N.M.R.). Richly
detailed neo-Jacobean ornament and fittings. Entrance/staircase hall
with panelling and deeply-moulded cross beamed ceiling. Lower staircase-
end has pierced elliptical drop arcading with pendants. Dog-leg staircase
with closed string, barleysugar balusters, moulded handrail and panelled
square newel posts with pierced finials. Balustraded gallery. Other
richly decorated rooms, with ornamental panelling, enriched plaster ceilings
and wall decoration, inglenooks and chimney-pieces. Some original wallpaper
and light fittings. The house stands in landscaped grounds, including a terrace
(q.v.), forecourt walls with pavilions (q.v.), and a stable block (q.v.) to
the north-east. B.o.E., p. 331; Clive Aslet, The Last Country Houses
(1982), pp. 131 and 331; Julia Wolton, Endangered Domains (1985), Save,
p. 16; Shropshire Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6 (August 1971), p. 33; N.M.R.

Listing NGR: SJ4424518796

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Source: English Heritage

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