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Moat Hall, Longden

Description: Moat Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259445

OS Grid Reference: SJ4493408235
OS Grid Coordinates: 344934, 308235
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6690, -2.8157

Location: Longden, Shropshire SY5 8AZ

Locality: Longden
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 8AZ

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Listing Text


4/143 Moat Hall

- II

Farmhouse. Early C17 with later additions and alterations. Timber
frame mainly concealed by red brick to ground floor and roughcast above,
plain tile roof. L-plan; hall (formerly jettied to east) with short
cross-wing to south-west later extended westwards under a slightly
lower roof. 2 storeys and attic; framing: close studding said to be
exposed to west wall of cross-wing; 3-window east front, 3-light mid-
C20 wooden mullioned and transomed windows with French window to lower
left and gabled dormers above in roof slope; central entrance under
open timber porch; prominent axial red brick stack in roof slope to
right and another stack behind ridge at junction between hall range
and cross-wing. The west wall of the cross-wing is said to have an
original window to ground floor and the brackets of an oriel window
above. Interior: not inspected, but noted as having an original newel
staircase to one side of cross-wing stack; ceiling beam to hall with
ovolo-moulded chamfer stops and in bedroom above a plaster ceiling
ornamented in relief with a central Tudor rose, bay trees, oak trees,
vines and fleurs-de-lys. The house was formerly surrounded by a circular
moat. Access to premises not possible at time of re-survey (January 1985).
V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.263; H.E. Forrest, Some Old Shropshire Houses (1924),

Listing NGR: SJ4493408235

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Source: English Heritage

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