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Talbot House, Whitchurch Urban

Description: Talbot House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 260637

OS Grid Reference: SJ5443741523
OS Grid Coordinates: 354437, 341523
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9691, -2.6799

Location: 56 B5398, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 1AJ

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

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Listing Text

SJ 5441
8/81 No. 56 (Talbot House)

House now offices. Early to mid-C18, with late C19 addition at rear.
Red brick with some painted stone dressings, pebbledashed right-hand end
wall. Slate roof. 3 storeys. Rendered plinth, ground-floor raised
brick band at lintel level, painted dentil brick floor bands, breaking
forward over keystones and that to first floor broken in centre, painted
brick dentil cornice, broken in centre, and parapet with stone coping
and central rendered one-bay triangular pediment (echosed in parapet at
rear). Integral brick end stacks. 1:1:1 bays, with central break;
boxed C18 glazing bar sashes (with thick bars) with painted stone cills;
ground-floor lintel with raised keystone, and first-floor lintels with
raised chamfered lower edge and raised lintel; second-floor windows with
gauged-brick heads and raised keystones, that to centre round-arched with
radial fan. Left-hand ground-floor window set in wide blind recess
and right-hand ground-floor window widened c.1900 with 2-light fixed glazing
and painted chamfered wooden lintel. Central C18 door with 8 raised and
fielded panels (upper 4 glazed) and wooden doorcase consisting of lugged
moulded architrave, flanking panelled pilaster strips, frieze with central
raised panel, and consoles with shells at base supporting triangular pediment,
with broken -back cornice. Five C20 concrete steps up to door. Left-hand
return front with pair of blind second-floor windows. Right-hand return
front with blind second-floor window to left, second-floor C20 two-light
wooden casement to right, first-floor cross window to right, and ground-
floor glazing bar sash to right. Large late C19 two-storey rear wing,
Interior only partly inspected. C18 three-flight rectangular-well staircase,
rising 2 floors; open string with cut brackets, moulded nosings, column-on-
vase balusters (2 per tread), ramped moulded handrail, wreathed to
columnular foot newel, and ramped moulded dado rail. Left-hand ground-
floor room with cross-beamed ceiling and moulded cornice. 6-panelled
doors throughout.

Listing NGR: SJ5443741523

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Source: English Heritage

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