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Latitude: 52.5562 / 52°33'22"N
Longitude: -2.3649 / 2°21'53"W
OS Eastings: 375357
OS Northings: 295437
OS Grid: SO753954
Mapcode National: GBR 085.NYB
Mapcode Global: VH90Z.Y0MQ
Entry Name: Davenport House
Listing Date: 29 November 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053732
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255011
Location: Worfield, Shropshire, WV15
Civil Parish: Worfield
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Worfield
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
1954 WORFIELD WORFIELD
SO 79 NE 16/26 29.11.51.
1726. Architect, Smith of Warwick. A Georgian mansion in a landscaped
park, built for Henry Davenport. Consists of a rectangular centre block
with four detached office wings connected by curved screen walls. Red
brick; stone plinth, rusticated quoins, modillioned cornice, and 4 ornamental
parapet urns; 2 storeys plus attic; 9 sash windows in moulded stone architrave
surrounds, those on ground floor having flat entablatures. Imposing centre
porch; fluted Ionic columns in antis; cornice balustraded parapet; straight
flight of steps with balustrade sides. Garden elevation similar but
with pedimented doorway and no porch. Office wings; 2 storeys; 5 sash
windows; steep hipped slate roofs surmounted by cupolas; brick screen
walls with rusticated pilasters. An impressive symmetrical design.
Reference Burke, 1853, Visitation of Seats. Country Life.
Listing NGR: SO7535795437
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