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38 and 40, High Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4943 / 52°29'39"N

Longitude: -2.9976 / 2°59'51"W

OS Eastings: 332364

OS Northings: 288956

OS Grid: SO323889

Mapcode National: GBR B6.HW4X

Mapcode Global: VH75Y.0K4Q

Entry Name: 38 and 40, High Street

Listing Date: 2 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 256966

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bishop's Castle

Civil Parish/community: Bishop's Castle

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Bishop's Castle

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SO 3288 BISHOP'S CASTLE C.P. HIGH STREET (east side)

12/56 Nos. 38 and 40
-

GV II

House, latterly 2 shops, now one shop and flat. Dated 1629, refaced
in early C19 with late-C19 shop fronts. Stucco (incised to represent
ashlar) probably on coursed limestone rubble, with slate roof. Base-
ment, 2 storeys and attic. Deep eaves, gabled dormer to left with 2-
light casement, and central lateral external C17 stack to rear with
brick top stage. 4-window front; first floor glazing bar sash to
left, 2 mid- to late-C19 cross windows to right, and late-C19 canted
bay off-centre to left; 2 late-Cl9 shop fronts, that to right with
3-part plate glass window, half-glazed door to left, and half-glazed
door to right with twin glazing bar sashes above, and that to left
with large plate glass window and half-glazed door to left; boarded
passageway door to left with rectangular overlight and lintel inscribed:
"DAVED MORRISTAN CR MDCIXXX". Interior: late-C17 staircase between
first floor and attic with 3 flights around narrow rectangular well,
landing and winders, moulded closed string, turned balusters, moulded
grip rail, and square newel posts with globe finials; first floor
corner fireplaces, one with C18 moulded architrave; C17 brickwork
visible in cellar. While the front is not now very distinguished,
the interior and particularly the staircase is of considerable merit.


Listing NGR: SO3236488956

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