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Pig Sty Approximately 25 Metres to North-West of Acorn Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Tong, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6809 / 52°40'51"N

Longitude: -2.2446 / 2°14'40"W

OS Eastings: 383556

OS Northings: 309275

OS Grid: SJ835092

Mapcode National: GBR 183.WWV

Mapcode Global: WHBFB.HWB3

Entry Name: Pig Sty Approximately 25 Metres to North-West of Acorn Cottage

Listing Date: 29 August 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255329

Location: Tong, Shropshire, ST19

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Tong

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Wood St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 80 NW

Bishop's Wood

OFFOXEY ROAD (North side).

Pig Sty approximately 25 metres to North-West of Acorn Cottage.



Pig Sty. Circa 1818. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Neo-Egyptian style; square base with pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to East, pyramid with tall rectangular openings, dressed stone pyramidal finial resting on short corner piers. Stone plaque to East inscribed: "TO PLEASE THE PIGS". This is one of a series of eccentric Gothic out-buildings erected on the Tong Estate by George Durant the younger (d.1844). Acorn Cottage to South (not listed) is dated 1818. (qv. Cow House to North of Acorn Cottage, fowl house to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse, kennels to East of the Red House, etc.).

This entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 17 February 2017.

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