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Ensdon House, Montford

Description: Ensdon House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259209

OS Grid Reference: SJ4155116933
OS Grid Coordinates: 341551, 316933
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7468, -2.8673

Location: Montford, Shropshire SY4 1EJ

Locality: Montford
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 1EJ

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Listing Text

SJ 41 NW
5/146 Ensdon House
- II

Large farmhouse/small country house. Mid-to late C18. Red brick with
2-span slate roof. Two storeys and attic over basement, 3 storeys at
rear. Plinth with stepped top, moulded stone eaves cornice, central 3-
bay triangular pediment with square attic window in tympanum, and
parapeted gable ends with stone copings and moulded kneelers. Pair or
brick stacks in valley, off-centre to left and right. 1:3:1 bays with
central break; boxed plate-glass sashes with painted stone cills and
gauged-brick heads. Central 6-panelled door (all glazed) with impost
moulding, fanlight with intersecting Gothick tracery, panelled reveals
and soffit,and painted stone Doric doorcase with moulded architrave and
keystone, unfluted pilasters supporting sections of triglyph frieze and
triangular pediment. Flight of 7 grey sandstone steps up to entrance,
flanked by plain wrought-iron railings with ramped handrail and square-
section standards at feet with urn finials and curved stanchions. Two
blocked segmental-headed basement windows to left. Left-and right-hand
gable ends: 2 bays. Segmental-headed 2-light horizontal-sliding
glazing bar sashes to attic, first-floor segmental-headed 3-light wooden
mullioned and transomed casements and ground-floor 4-light Venetian windows
with wooden casements and curved Y-tracery to central arch. Central down-
pipes from valley gutter. Rear: pair of second-floor leaded lunettes to
centre, and 4 first-floor segmental-headed wooden cross windows, the 2 to
the centre lower to light head of staircase. Interior: 3-flight dog-leg
oak staircase with landing, open stsring, moulded nosings, stick balusters
(3 per tread), ramped moulded handrail and columnular newel posts. Foot
altered in late C20.

Listing NGR: SJ4155116933

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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