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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053616
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255329
Location: Tong, Shropshire, ST19
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
SJ 80 NW
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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