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Former Office Range, Corner Pavilions, Gatehouse and Enclosing Walls to Outer Service Courtyard Adjo, Atcham

Description: Former Office Range, Corner Pavilions, Gatehouse and Enclosing Walls to Outer Service Courtyard Adjo

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259255

OS Grid Reference: SJ5493909955
OS Grid Coordinates: 354939, 309955
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6854, -2.6680

Locality: Atcham
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6QH

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Listing Text

SJ 50 NW and

5/29 and 6/29 Former office range, corner
29.1.52 pavilions, gatehouse and
enclosing walls to outer
service courtyard adjoining
Attingham Park to north-west
(Formerly listed as Attingham
GV II* Park)

Service courtyard including office range, corner pavilions, gatehouse, and
enclosing walls. 1783-5, by George Steuart for the first Lord Berwick.
Rectangular courtyard with former office range to south-east, square pavilions
in north-east and north-west corners, and gatehouse in centre of north-west
wall. Office range: red brick with grey Grinshill sandstone ashlar dressings
and facing to ground floor of centre block; slate roofs. Central block
with set-back lower wings. 2 storeys. Central block: plinth, first-floor
cill band, frieze and moulded cornice, and balustraded parapet. 7 bays;
3:1:3 rhythm with recessed centre; glazing bar sashes, round-arched on first
floor with gauged heads and set-back in recessed round arches; segmental-
headed carriage entrance with chamfered reveals and pair of boarded doors.
Wings: plinth, cill bands, ashlar band above first-floor windows, frieze
and moulded cornice, and blocking course. 6 bays; glazing bar sashes;
6 flush-panelled doors with 3-part rectangular overlight, in left- and right-
hand bays of right-hand range and in third and fifth bays from right in left-
hand range. Pavilions: grey Grinshill sandstone ashlar with some red brick
onto courtyard; pyramidal slate roofs. One storey. Each pavilion has a
plinth, cill band onto courtyard, fluted and moulded impost band, frieze
and moulded cornice, and blocking course. Projecting corner piers and
central blind-arched recesses to park front; north-east pavilion with
flanking paired Ionic pilasters supporting short sections of entablature.
Former kennels to north-west and outbuilding to east adjoining pavilions
within the courtyard; red brick with ashlar dressings; stone cill and
impost bands, and stone-coped parapet; glazing bar sashes with gauged
heads; panelled doors set back in outer brick bays within recessed gauged-
brick blind arches. Gatehouse: Grinshill sandstone ashlar. 2 storeys.
Channelled-rusticated ground floor, string course; frieze and moulded
cornice, and blocking course; circular cupola with 8 Tuscan columns
supporting entablature and lead dome. 3 bays; 1:1:1 rhythm with central
projection. First-floor blind square panels flanking central clock;
ground-floor glazing bar sashes; central round-arched carriage entrance
to groin-vaulted passage. Walls: red brick with ashlar dressings and
facing to park. Approximately 4 metres high. Plinth and coping, ramped
up towards house.

Listing NGR: SJ5493909955

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Source: English Heritage

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