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Prees Hall, Prees

Description: Prees Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 260512

OS Grid Reference: SJ5562433544
OS Grid Coordinates: 355624, 333544
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8975, -2.6611

Location: 7 Church Street, Prees SY13 2EE

Locality: Prees
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY13 2EE

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Listing Text

SJ 5433-5533
(north side)
14/57 Prees Hall (formerly
- listed as The Hall)

Country house, now derelict. Early C18 incorporating parts of a C17
building; later additions and alterations. Red brick encapsulating
timber frame; hipped plain tile roof (cladding now removed) to main
block with hipped slate roofs to flanking pavilions; ridge and end
stacks. 2 storeys; main block of 7 bays connected by one-bay links
to flanking pavilion-like wings. Main block: 7-window front, 3 bays
to centre deeply recessed under pilastered pediment flush with main
wall; 4-paned sashes with gauged heads and roundel to pediment. Central
6-panel door in plain moulded doorcase. Wooden moulded eaves cornice
carried up around pediment and moulded wooden capitals to pilasters
flanking central recess. One-bay links to left and right, former with
4-paned sash to ground floor, glazing bar sash to first floor and wooden
floor band, latter with blocked window on each floor. West pavilion
with stone floor band to front has tripartite sash window with blocked
round-headed arch above (formerly forming a Venetian window) and a
Diocletian window to semi-basement. East pavilion also has the infilled
arch of a Venetian window above the floor band and an inserted 2-light
late C19 pedimented window below. Rear elevation: 5 windows to main
block; 2 glazing bar sashes to left and three 4-paned sashes to right
on first floor, 3 tall glazing bar sashes in pilastered frames to left
and two 4-paned sashes to right on ground floor. East pavilion has
prominent late C19 canted bay window to ground floor and 2 infilled
windows to first floor. West pavilion obscured by contemporary stable
block (q.v.) attached to late C19 addition to main block. Interior:
in dangerous condition at time of resurvey (January 1986) but noted
as having curved open-well staircase with stick balusters and carved
open string to right of entrance. Ground-floor room of east pavilion
has late C19 panelling and frieze. Centre of main block incorporates
at least 3 collar and tie beam roof trusses of a C17 house along with
substantial sections of contemporary close-studded wall. Birthplace
in 1772 of Rowland Hill, first Viscount Hill, military commander under
Wellington at Waterloo. B.O.E. p.231.

Listing NGR: SJ5562433544

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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