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Penkridge Hall, Leebotwood

Description: Penkridge Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 259593

OS Grid Reference: SO4898897629
OS Grid Coordinates: 348988, 297629
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5741, -2.7541

Location: Leebotwood, Shropshire SY6 6LZ

Locality: Leebotwood
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY6 6LZ

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Listing Text


4/52 Penkridge Hall


Farmhouse, now house. Dated 1590, for Ralph Whitlock, with C17 addition
and C18 and C19 alterations. Timber framed on high coursed grey sandstone
rubble plinth, with plastered infill, partly rendered, and partly
rebuilt in C17 dressed grey sandstone and C18 red brick; plain tile
roof. 2 framed bays aligned approximately north-west/south-east with
C17 outshut to north-east. Framing: C16 closely-spaced uprights with
middle rails (with carved quatrefoil panels), remains of barley-sugar
twisted shafts, and S-shaped tension braces; jettied first floor on
3 sides with moulded bressumer. Jettied gable to south-east with
4 curved brackets supporting bressumer with carved vine trails (also
on wall-plate to north-east) and truss with 2 collars, queen struts,
redundant king post and parallel diagonal struts; C16 and C17 square-
panel framing, 3 and 4 panels from sole plate to wall plate. 2 storeys
and attic over basement; site falls to north-west. Small gabled eaves
dormer to north-east with 2-light metal casement; large C16 dressed
grey sandstone external lateral stack to south-west with chamfered
plinth and tiled offset to C19 brick shaft, and large roughly coursed
external end stack to north-west with 2 star-shaped brick shafts (caps
missing) and lean-to garderobe to right with boarded opening at base.
North-east front: first-floor 3-light leaded casement to left with
small flanking casements and ground floor wooden mullioned and transomed
to left; one storey and attic outshut to right with small casement
and partly glazed gabled porch to left with boarded door; basement
to right with 2-light wooden casement to left and 6-panelled door
to right. Left-hand gable end: 2 light wooden attic casement, 2 first-
floor 3-light wooden mullioned and transomed windows (that to left
C16) flanking central 3-light wooden-framed leaded metal casement,
and ground-floor 4-light wooden-framed leaded metal casement to left
and 2-light leaded casement to right. C20 cast plate beneath central
first-floor window superscribed: "ERECTED BY/ROWLAND WHITBROOKE/15
gentleman 90". Interior: basement with chamfered beam and plain joists.
Ground-floor left-hand room (hall) has late C16 panelling with fluted
frieze and dentil cornice, cable-fluted pilasters in angles beneath
dragon beams, chamfered cross-beamed ceiling with dragon beams and
C16 plaster panels with delicately-moulded borders, and large dressed
sandstone open fireplace with shallow moulded Tudor arch, moulded
cornice and fireback dated: "1637". Kitchen with square-panelled
timber framed cross wall. Central first-floor room: chamfered cross-
beamed ceiling has plain plaster panels with delicately moulded borders;
depressed-arched doorhead and Tudor-arched doorway to stair; fragment
of wall painting on chamfered post. Right-hand bedroom has dressed
sandstone fireplace and garderobe with chamfered doorway. 4-bay roof
with collar and tie-beam trusses, pairs of chamfered purlins, and
2 tiers of wind braces. Small timber-framed enclosure in attic, possibly
former store or safe room. The house is said to be on the site of
a preceptory of the Knights Templar. It and outbuildings once formed
part of a larger settlement called Lydley Hayes, now deserted. Penkridge
Hall was formerly included in Cardington C.P. Shropshire S.M.R.

Listing NGR: SO4898897629

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Source: English Heritage

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