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Harnage Grange, Cound

Description: Harnage Grange

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 259721

OS Grid Reference: SJ5694202198
OS Grid Coordinates: 356942, 302198
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6158, -2.6374

Locality: Cound
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY5 6EB

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Listing Text

SJ 50 SE
7/67 Harnage Grange
Monastic grange, now farmhouse. Exterior mostly 1878,incorporating medieval
core; late C16 and early C19 additions, and additions and alterations
of c.1933. Coursed grey sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, late
C16 (English bond) and other red brick; plain tile roofs. U-plan,
open to north; medieaval parts to south-west remodelled and extended
in a Neo-Jacobean style, late C16 parts to south-east, early C19 to
north-east, and c.1933 corridor and other additions to inside of court-
yard. One storey and attic, 2 storeys and 2 storeys and attic. South
front: chamfered plinth; central brick lateral stack at rear, brick
ridge stack off-centre to right; projection to right with chamfered
crowstepped gable, and integral brick stack consisting of 3 star-shaped
shafts with oversailing tops. 6-window front, chamfered stone mullioned
windows with leaded lights to left and leaded wooden casements to right;
gabled semi-dormer off-centre to right with 5-light wooden casement;
large parapeted gable to left with obelisk finials at apex and feet,
2-light attic window, and 2-storey projecting square ashlar bay below
with 4-light mullioned and transomed window to each floor; large
central first-floor 3-light mullioned and transomed window and panelled
door with chamfered surround beneath with 2- and 3-light windows to
left and returned hoodmould over all; glazed door with chamfered
surround off-centre to left with rectangular overlight, side lights
and returned hoodmould. Left-hand return front: chamfered plinth;
external brick end stack to left, 2 brick stacks in front of ridge
to left, and large truncated stone and brick external lateral stack at
rear with a row of square openings of uncertain purposes half way up;
3 gabled semi-dormers to left with parapeted gables and 2- and 3-light
chamfered stone mullioned windows. First-floor 3-light chamfered stone
mullioned window to right with returned hoodmould; 4 ground-floor
chamfered stone mullioned and transomed windows with boarded doors in
chamfered surrounds off-centre to left and right and returned hoodmould
over all. Right-hand return front: pair of gabled projections off-
centre to right, each with integral end stack consisting of-pair of star-
shaped shafts with oversailing tops; large chamfered crowstepped gable
to left with 2-light attic casement. 4-window front; 2-, 3- and 4-
light leaded wooden casements with returned brick hoodmoulds; half-
glazed door off-centre to right. North-east block: early C19 and
c.1933; wooden dentil eaves cornice and hipped roof with 2 brick ridge
stacks and stack at rear. Shallow U-plan. North front: 1:2:1 bays;
glazing bar sashes with gauged heads; ground-floor tripartite sash
to left with segmental relieving arch; lean-to porch in second
from left. Main entrance to house is now in a c.1933 addition to the
north side of the south range. Interior: not inspected but said
to be much altered. Alterations since c.1933 are said to include a large staircase
hall and the addition of roof timbers to give the appearance of medieaval
construction. This was the farmhouse of a grange belonging to Buildwas
Abbey (q.v.). In the C15 it was occupied by farmers of the grange but
one of the Buildwas abbots is said to have lived here in retirement.
The south and east wings were added by the Fowler family after 1569,
and the brick is said to conceal a timber frame. In the early C18
a new house was built to the east but by 1747 the grange was occupied
by a tenant farmer. In 1878 the new house was demolished and
replaced by the present south-eastern part. A deer park was created
to the south in 1684 but it had been disparked by 1774. V.C.H., Vol.
VIII, p.63; B.o.E., p.140.

Listing NGR: SJ5694202198

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Source: English Heritage

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