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Swiss Cottage, Welshampton and Lyneal

Description: Swiss Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260844

OS Grid Reference: SJ4107634938
OS Grid Coordinates: 341076, 334938
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9086, -2.8776

Location: Lyneal, Shropshire SY12 0PB

Locality: Welshampton and Lyneal
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY12 0PB

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Listing Text

SJ 4034-4134
18/144 Swiss Cottage
Swiss cottage, now disused. Circa 1826 to 1842 for Charles Kynaston
Mainwaring. Horizontal split-log construction on rock-faced rusticated
plinth to main range, regularly coursed and dressed red sandstone blocks
to gabled range;fishscale slate roof with carved woodwork to wide spreading
verges and eaves; carved pendants and finials. Basic L-plan with porch
projecting to north. Single storey. South side has gable to right with
Tudor arch to passage going through to north side. North side has open
gabled timber porch to left with carved decorative open-work panels to
sides and ornamental half-glazed doors with decorative tracery. 4-light
leaded window to right supported on carved wooden brackets and similar
window to right gable end. Rusticated stone axial stack behind ridge to
right. Interior. Retains traces of original decorative scheme.
Elaborately decorated frieze with fleur-de-lys decoration below. Guilloche
pattern to door. Exposed rafter roof and tile floor. Charles Kynaston
Mainwaring was a keen amateur gardener and he travelled extensively on the
continent. It is believed that he was personally responsible for much
of the design of the garden at Oteley and for the features therein. His
house, Oteley Park, built for him in an Elizabethan style on the site of
an earlier building between 1826 and 1830 and extended in 1842 was demolished
c.1960. B.O.E. p. 226; Peter Reid, Burke's and Savills Guide to Country
Houses, Vol. II (198C),pp.106-7 ; Francis Leach, The Country Seats of
Shropshire (1891), pp. 19-23; Mrs. Frances Stackhouse Acton, Castles
and Old Mansions of Shropshire (1868),p. 58.

Listing NGR: SJ4107634938

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Source: English Heritage

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