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The Gatehouse, Smethcott

Description: The Gatehouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259632

OS Grid Reference: SO4355799454
OS Grid Coordinates: 343557, 299454
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5899, -2.8346

Location: Picklescott, adj Bottle & Glass Inn (Unmarked) SY6 6NR

Locality: Smethcott
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY6 6NR

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Listing Text


3/91 The Gatehouse


Cottage, latterly inn. Early to mid-C18, possibly incorporating an
earlier core. Painted sandstone rubble with brick dressings; plain
tile roof. 3-unit baffle-entry plan. One storey and attic. Dentil
brick eaves cornice and 3 gabled semi-dormers with 2-light wooden
casements; brick ridge stack off-centre to right and integral brick
end stack to left. 3-window front; 2-light segmental-headed wooden
casements. Half-glazed door between first and second windows off-
centre to right with C19 gabled wooden porch. Pair of conically-roofed
bread ovens projecting from left-hand gable end. Interior: central
ground-floor room has chamfered spine beam, plain joists, and blocked
fireplace with lintel. This cottage was a wheelwright's shop in the
later C19 and is also said to have been an alehouse known as the Gate%ms
Well, possibly the alehouse first recorded in 1616. The Gatehouse
occupies a prominent position in the centre of Picklescott. Included
for group value. V.C.H., Vol. VIII, p.149.

Listing NGR: SO4355799454

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Source: English Heritage

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