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The Barracks, Cardington

Description: The Barracks

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 259567

OS Grid Reference: SO5060395217
OS Grid Coordinates: 350603, 295217
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5525, -2.7299

Locality: Cardington
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY6 7JZ

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Listing Text


12/26 Nos. 16 and 17
29.1.52 (The Barracks)


House. C14 and late C16 with late C18, C19 and mid-C20 alterations
and additions. Timber-framed with plastered infill; partly rebuilt
and extended in thinly coursed yellow sandstone rubble with right-
hand gable end in dressed Hoar Edge Grit sandstone; plain tile roof.
C14 hall range of 2½ framed bays with projecting gabled C16 cross-
wing of 2 framed bays to north. Framing: C14 square panels with large
arch braces; C16 closely-spaced uprights with middle rails (side wall
and rear) and square panels with parallel diagonal struts forming lozenge
panels; jettied gable ends of cross-wing with ovolo moulded bressumer
on carved brackets and redundant crown-post trusses with v-struts.
2 storeys with cross-wing of one storey and attic. West front: large
ridge stack off-centre to left at junction with cross-wing with dressed
sandstone base and weathering and 3 red brick star-shaped shafts with
oversailing tops; integral stone corner stack at front to right. Right-
hand range with 2 first-floor 2-light C20 wooden casements and 2 ground-
floor C20 wooden casements; catslide roof over central C20 lean-to
addition with 2 wooden casements to the front, and hipped roof over
glazed porch to right with boarded door in return; cross-wing to left
with 4-light C20 wooden attic casement and C20 ground-floor 3-light
casement with glazed door to right. Straight joint in hall range to
right dividing former medieval hall and C18 stone addition. Fire insurance
plate in right-hand gable end. First-floor timber framing at rear
of hall range. Interior: 3 crown-post trusses over hall range, plain
except for cusped down braces; smoke blackening; inserted c.1600 ceiling
in hall range has chamfered beams with ogee stops; large hall fireplace
with chamfered dressed sandstone reveals and chamfered wooden lintel;
cross-wing has central collar and tie-beam truss (minus queen struts)
with v-struts, and pairs of purlins (lower chamfered) with wind braces;
ovolo-moulded ground-floor cross-wing ceiling beams and large open
fireplace with chamfered stone reveals and chamfered lintel. The hall
range may have extended further at one time but the present end bay
is probably C18. M. Moran, Survey of The Barracks (November, 1983).

Listing NGR: SO5060295213

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Source: English Heritage

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