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Description: Keepers Lodge
Date Listed: 9 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 259671
OS Grid Reference: SJ5443601591
OS Grid Coordinates: 354436, 301591
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6102, -2.6743
ACTON BURNELL C.P. ACTON BURNELL PARK
SJ 50 SW
6/19 Keepers Lodge
Shown on O.S. map as Sham Castle.
Prospect tower. 1779-80, by Samuel Scoltock. Cement rendered over red
brick on rubble plinth, flat roof. Triangular plan with circular corner
towers. Gothick style. 2 storeys. Stone coped battlemented parapet;
2 brick stacks to south-west tower. First-floor arched windows with
Y-tracery and hoodmoulds with moulded stops. 3-window front to north-
west, ground floor square windows with flat arches; door to right in
centre. Interior: first-floor room has enriched plaster wall decoration
consisting of swags, drops, roundels with wreaths and trophies, oval
plaques with decorative surrounds, enriched plaster cornice with shell
decoration, flat ceiling with surviving plaster showing evidence of
former decoration, and moulded window architraves; the south-east tower
formerly contained a staircase which is said to have been removed soon
after the 1939-45 war, a dado rail still marks its course on the wall;
a late C18 fireplace formerly in the first-floor room is now said to be
in a house in the village. Samuel Scoltock (c.1739-1819) was a brick-
layer by trade and with Edward Massey jointly designed Millington's
Hospital in Shrewsbury; he is buried in Shrewsbury Abbey. Burnell/
Smythe papers, Shropshire Records Office; Colvin, p.724.
Listing NGR: SJ5443601591
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Source: English Heritage
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