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Description: Woore Manor
Date Listed: 5 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260446
OS Grid Reference: SJ7300442273
OS Grid Coordinates: 373004, 342273
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9771, -2.4035
SJ 74 SW WOORE C.P. AUDLEM ROAD (south
3/140 Woore Manor
House. Early C19 with late C19 and early C20 alterations and additions
at rear. Red brick with hipped graded slate roof. 2 storeys over
basement. Rendered plinth, flat stone string course, and moulded eaves
cornice. Central integral brick lateral stack at rear. 2:1:2 bays;
glazing bar sashes with grey sandstone cills and lintels. Central pair
of 3-panelled doors with panelled reveals, reeded impost band with central
oak-leaf motif and square paterae at each end (to returns), wreathed
radial fanlight, and wooden Ionic doorcase with reeded columns (capitals
with large volutes) supporting sections of entablature and open triangular
pediment. 2 stone steps up to doorway. Left-hand return front: 2
first-floor sashes flanking C20 sundial and ground-floor tripartite sash
with reeded pilaster strips and cornice. 3 stone steps up. 2-storey
rear wing with 2 brick stacks and 2 flat-topped dormers with globe finials.
Early C20 (c.1914) block in angle. Interior: entrance hall has moulded
ground and first floor with mutules and central plaster ceiling rose.
Early C19 dog-leg oak staircase with half landing, open string with cut
brackets, stick balusters with beaded corners, ramped moulded handrail
and wreathed columular foot newel; first-floor balustrade returning to front.
Small flight up to rear wing from half landing. Blocked or blind depressed
archway on half landing with Corinthian columns. Left-hand ground-
floor room: plaster frieze and cornice with acanthus and egg and dart
enrichment, and enriched soffit. Mid-C19 fireplace overmantel with
carved oak-leaf ornament to surround and egg and dart enrichment to inner
surround. Right-hand ground-floor room: cornice with acanthus enrichment.
Introduced late C18 marble fireplace with carved acanthus ornament to
inner surround, pilaster strips with anthemion ornament, frieze with
putti, garlands and central panel depicting a Bacchanalian scene, and
cornice. Pair of glazed wall cupboards. Bedrooms with moulded cornices
and early C19 fireplaces. Some reused C17 panelling in ground-floor
rear room. Early C19 front range has panelled window shutters and 6-
panelled doors throughout with moulded architraves. Woore Manor is the
Kenrick family home (recorded in 1623). Transactions of the Shropshire
Archaelogical Society, Vol. II (1941-43).
Listing NGR: SJ7300442273
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Source: English Heritage
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