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Red House Cottage, Market Drayton

Description: Red House Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260373

OS Grid Reference: SJ6747234077
OS Grid Coordinates: 367472, 334077
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9031, -2.4850

Location: 31 Shropshire Street, Market Drayton TF9 3DA

Locality: Market Drayton
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: TF9 3DA

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Listing Text

(south-east side)

13/69 No. 31 (Red House


House. Early C18, incorporating probably C17 core. Remodelled in the
early C19. Rendered over brick, on painted sandstone plinth. Plain
tile roof. 2 cell baffle-entry plan. 2 storeys and attic over basement.
C18 moulded plinth. Pair of hipped full dormers with glazing bar sashes.
Central brick ridge stack with pilaster shafts and brick weathering (late
C19 brick top).2-window front; 16-pane glazing bar sashes with exposed
boxes and painted stone cills. Central C18 door with 6 raised and fielded
panels, moulded architrave and simple wooden doorcase with panelled pilaster
strips and triangular-pedimented hood resting on shaped brackets with
guttae. 3 stone steps up to door. Low red sandstone walled areas flanking
doorway,formerly the bases of railed enclosures. Right-hand gable end
of house rebuilt in late C19 red brick. Rear: 2 gabled wings; right-hand one
has first-floor tripartite glazing bar sash (centre now 2 casements) with
painted keyed stone lintel. Interior: mid-C18 rectangular-well oak
staircase with winders, closed string with pulvinated frieze, turned balusters,
moulded handrail and panelled square newel posts with beaded corners and
moulded caps. Fireplace in left-hand ground-floor room with C17 roll-
moulded stone inner surround and probably early C18 surround with frieze
and dentil cornice; reset section of C17 carving above consisting of mask
with flanking dragons. Small cupboards flanking fireplace with 2-panelled
doors. Restored C17 carved fireplace surround in right-hand ground-floor
room with flanking pilasters and overmantel consisting of 3 panels with
lozenges and stylized foliage etc., and carved cornice at half-height.
Segmental-arched niche to left with shelves, and cupboard below incorporating
reused C17 panelling with carved lozenges etc. First-floor room, in
C18 rear wing has fireplace with lugged marble surround, frieze with husk
swags and moulded cornice. Mainly 6-panelled doors throughout. Three
early C18 oak doors (one to first floor, one between ground-floor rooms
and one under stairs) each with 2 raised and fielded panels and H-L hinges
(front door also with H-L hinges). Panelled window shutters and reveals.
Old oak boards to first floor and attic. Roof: Rear wall plate exposed
internally. Eaves raised, probably in the C18. Collar and tie-beam
truss with queen struts. Single purlins. This house was probably formerly
a C17 timber framed building, rebuilt in the early C18, extended
in the late C18 and further remodelled in the early C19. It was formerly
linked to,and part of,the adjoining house, No. 29, The Red House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SJ6747234077

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Source: English Heritage

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