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Dodington House, Whitchurch Urban

Description: Dodington House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 260613

OS Grid Reference: SJ5428641276
OS Grid Coordinates: 354286, 341276
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9669, -2.6821

Location: B5398, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1EB

Locality: Whitchurch Urban
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY13 1EB

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Listing Text

SJ 5441
8/59 No. 19 (Dodington House)

House. Probably c.1600, extended in late C17, and extended and remodelled
in the C18 and early C19. Timber framed, with painted brick nogging and
partly rendered. Partly rebuilt and extended in brick, rendered to front
(lined as ashlar) and rear. Plain tile roofs, hipped at rear. Framing:
rear wing with rectangular panels (3 from sole plate to wall plate) on high
brick plinth. L-plan; H-plan with gabled wings, late C17 rear wing of 2-
bay baffle-entry plan, and early C19 infill in angle. 2 storeys and attic
with 2-storey wing. Plinth, chamfered quoins, parapet with stone coping,
and triangular-pedimented gables with copings. Brick ridge stack off-centre
to left, pair of integral lateral brick stacks to right, rear wing with brick
ridge stack and integral brick end stack, and infill block with brick ridge
stack and integral brick lateral stack. 1:1:1 bays, with projecting wings;
glazing bar sashes (12-pane to centre and 16-pane to wings) with painted
stone cills. Central C18 oak door with 6 raised and fielded panels (upper
panels glazed), 3-part rectangular overlight, reeded architrave and
stone Doric doorcase with unfluted baseless columns, frieze and moulded
cornice. 4-panelled door in return of right-hand wing. Rear: infill
block. Gabled dormer with 2-light wooden casement. 3 bays; boxed glazing
bar sashes to right with stone cills, louvred shutters to ground floor.
First-floor boxed 4-pane sash to left. Early C19 door to left with 6 flush
panels, Gothick fanlight with intersecting tracery and panelled architrave
with imposts. Rear wing: 2-window front; C19 two-and 3-light wooden
mullioned and transomed casements. Central early C19 door with 6 raised
and fielded panels, and doorcase with moulded architrave and shaped brackets
supporting triangular pediment with broken-back centre. Timber framing to
rear. C18 addition set back to left with first-floor segmental-headed
3-light wooden casement and door to right with semi-circular fanlight.
Interior: late C17-c.1700 and early C19 fixtures and fittings. Entrance
hall: c.1700. Dado panelling. Pair of depressed arches at rear with
raised keystones, central stubby Doric column on pedestal, and antae with
Flutes, two-thirds of height, and panelled sides. Right-hand doorway with
fluted pilaster to right and segmental 4-part overlight. Blocked doorway
to right-hand front room with moulded architrave, now shelves. Staircase
hall to right: early C19 dog-leg staircase rising 2 floors, with landings,
open string with cut brackets, stick balusters, and turned columnular foot
newel. Depressed archway at foot of stairs. Ground-floor right-hand front
room: C18 fireplace with staff moulding and narrow frieze and cornice
with central break. C18 elliptical-arched cupboard to left with moulded
architrave and 2 raised and fielded panelled doors below. Right-hand
cupboard with moulded architrave and frieze. Ground-floor right-hand
rear room: late C17 oak panelling with dentil cornice. Door with 2 raised
and fielded panels. Corner fireplace with moulded stone surround, wooden
frieze and moulded wooden cornice. Ground-floor left-hand rear (drawing)
room: early C19. Beaded flush dado panelling, plaster wall panels,
picture rail, fluted plaster cornice with paterae, and central plaster
ceiling rose. C20 fireplace with brought-in cast-iron grate. Windows
with fluted architraves and beaded flush-panelled internal shutters.
Kitchen in rear wing has blocked late C17 fireplace, with chamfered wooden
lintel, and panelled cupboard with H-L hinges. Barred windows. Early
C19 back staircase with stick balusters and square foot newel post.
Mainly early C19 six-panelled doors throughout with moulded architraves.
8-panelled door to left-hand rear room. First floor and attic rooms not

Listing NGR: SJ5428641276

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Source: English Heritage

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