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The Cottage, Grinshill

Description: The Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260032

OS Grid Reference: SJ5214123487
OS Grid Coordinates: 352141, 323487
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8068, -2.7114

Location: Gooseberry Lane, Grinshill, Shropshire SY4 3BB

Locality: Grinshill
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 3BB

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Listing Text

SJ 5223-5323 GRINSHILL C.P. HIGH STREET ( North side)

17/38 The Cottage

Farmhouse, now house. Circa 1600 and early C17 with early C18 alterations
and early C19 remodelling. Cement-rendered (lined as ashlar) timber frame
with red brick nogging, timber framed rear wing with painted brick
nogging; slate roofs. Framing: Circa 1600 closely spaced uprights with
middle rail and C17 square panels. L-plan; baffle-entry range of
3 framed bays with one-bay wing at rear. 2 storeys with wing of one
storey and attic. Brick ridge stack off-centre to right and integral
lateral brick stack to rear wing. 3 bays; 2 outer first-floor early
C18 glazing bar sashes with moulded architraves and delicate early C19
wrought-iron balconies, and 2 outer ground-floor plate-glass sashes
with early C18 moulded architraves. Roughly central, probably early
C19 rendered porch with rounded front corners, moulded stone cornice,
blocking course and wrought-iron balustrade above to pair of early C19
French casements with surround consisting of moulded architrave and
brackets supporting moulded cornice; 2 stone steps with flanking stone
globes up to central early C19 six-panelled door (lower 2 beaded flush
and upper 4 raised and fielded) with reeded impost band, margin-lights,
rectangular overlight and doorcase with reeded pilaster strips, frieze
and plain cornice. Right-hand return front: ground-floor early C18
glazing bar sash to left and early C19 half-glazed door to right with
margin lights, 2 lower beaded flush panels and doorcase with reeded
pilaster strips, frieze and moulded cornice. Left-hand return front
with first-floor glazing bar sash and late C19 one-storey additions with
2-light metal casement to front. Rear: first-floor leaded casements
to left. Kitchen wing projecting to right with pair of ground-floor
casements, and jettied gable with moulded bressumer, collar truss with
queen struts, and 2-light leaded metal casement. Flanking lean-to
additions, each with boarded door. Interior: old boarded doors with
L-hingesand early C19 doors with 6 raised and fielded panels. Ground-
floor room in rear wing with chamfered spine beams and moulded Tudor-
arched stone fireplace with bar stops and moulded surround. Left-hand
ground-floor room has early C18 depressed-arched fireplace with projecting
imposts blocks and keystone and right-hand ground-floor room has C17
panelling with fluted frieze and door dated: "RAK 1603". Early C19
staircase with turned balusters, turned newel posts and ramped moulded
handrail. Right-hand bedroom with moulded cornice and left-hand
bedroom has a small c.1700 fireplace with bolection-moulded surround.
The front eaves were probably raised to their present height in the
early C18. This house is notable for the almost complete survival of
its interior fittings of different dates.

Listing NGR: SJ5214123487

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Source: English Heritage

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