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Cruckmeole Old Hall, Pontesbury

Description: Cruckmeole Old Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259478

OS Grid Reference: SJ4301909563
OS Grid Coordinates: 343019, 309563
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6808, -2.8443

Location: Pontesbury, Shropshire SY5 8JN

Locality: Pontesbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 8JN

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Listing Text


4/175 Cruckmeole Old Hall
- (formerly listed as
Old Hall No.1, No.2,
29.1.52 No.3, No.4)


Manor house, latterly divided into 4 cottages, now one house. Late C16 with
later additions and alterations. Timber framed with plaster infill, plain
tile roofs. Original plan a hall of 2 1/2 bays with 4-bay cross-wing to left and
projecting 2-storey entrance porch in angle between; early C17 additions at
right-angles to rear on right. 2 storeys and attics; framing: small square
panels, 4 from cill to wall-plate on cross-wing, long and short straight tension
braces, the rear gable has herringbone decoration above the tie beam with upper
and lower collars; front gable in imitation late C20; scattered fenestration;
blocked openings of original ground-floor 4-light mullion windows to cross-wing
(long side) and gable of early C17 addition with position of 3-light window
above on gable; present windows all late C19 and C20 casements, 2 on ground
and first floor of front gable of cross-wing with attic window above, one on
each floor to gabled entrance porch with small original light to jettied attic
above and one to each floor in hall to right; prominent axial brick ridge
stack in line with porch which also has a later external lateral stack to
right; tall external lateral stack to cross-wing (long side) built of narrow
red bricks on sandstone ashlar base with angle quoins, 6-panel door immediately
to right marks position of cross-passage. Interior: hall has square oak
panelling in room to left of stack which also has a stone fireplace dated
1588 on bottom of jamb; back room of cross-wing has double-sided panelling
(former screen) and a flat-arched ashlar fireplace with moulded overmantel;
traces of wall painting by 6-panel door to right; timber frame exposed
upstairs and chamfered beams and joists with ogee stops throught. V.C.H. VIII

Listing NGR: SJ4301909563

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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