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Hazlitt House, Wem Urban

Description: Hazlitt House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 August 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 259980

OS Grid Reference: SJ5125528956
OS Grid Coordinates: 351255, 328956
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8559, -2.7253

Location: Noble Street, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5DZ

Locality: Wem Urban
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 5DZ

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Listing Text

(south side)

No 17
(Hazlitt House)
SJ 5128 3/73 28.8.51


Early C18 painted brick house. Plain tile roof with gabled ends. Taller centre
bay has hipped roof, brick pilaster quoins and string course. Two storeys. Four
bays. Two and 3-light casement windows with leaded panes, some in segmental-headed
openings. Left of centre a moulded doorcase, glazed door and hood on brackets.
Plaque above inscribed "In this house lived the Reverend William Hazlitt from
1787 to 1813 and his son William Hazlitt essayist and critic from 1787 to 1799."
Brick chimney stack near centre and another at east end.
Gabled wing at rear with stone coping with moulded kneelers.
Interior: Rear ground floor room has C17 panelling (said to have come from the
church) with fluted frieze and carved panels over an C18 moulded stone chimney
Adjacent to the south-west is the derelict remains of the Old Victorian Chapel of
which William Hazlitt, senior, was minister.

Listing NGR: SJ5125528956

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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