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Latitude: 52.6158 / 52°36'57"N
Longitude: -2.6374 / 2°38'14"W
OS Eastings: 356942
OS Northings: 302198
OS Grid: SJ569021
Mapcode National: GBR BP.87DL
Mapcode Global: WH9DD.GHBZ
Entry Name: Harnage Grange
Listing Date: 14 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055552
English Heritage Legacy ID: 259721
Location: Cound, Shropshire, SY5
Civil Parish: Cound
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Cound
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
SJ 50 SE
Monastic grange, now farmhouse. Exterior mostly 1878, incorporating medieval core; late C16 and early C19 additions, and additions and alterations of c.1933. Coursed grey sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings, late C16 (English bond) and other red brick; plain tile roofs. U-plan, open to north; medieval parts to south-west remodelled and extended in a Neo-Jacobean style, late C16 parts to south-east, early C19 to north-east, and c.1933 corridor and other additions to inside of courtyard. One storey and attic, 2 storeys and 2 storeys and attic. South front: chamfered plinth; central brick lateral stack at rear, brick ridge stack off-centre to right; projection to right with chamfered crowstepped gable, and integral brick stack consisting of 3 star-shaped shafts with oversailing tops. 6-window front, chamfered stone mullioned windows with leaded lights to left and leaded wooden casements to right;gabled semi-dormer off-centre to right with 5-light wooden casement; large parapeted gable to left with obelisk finials at apex and feet, 2-light attic window, and 2-storey projecting square ashlar bay below with 4-light mullioned and transomed window to each floor; large central first-floor 3-light mullioned and transomed window and panelled door with chamfered surround beneath with 2- and 3-light windows to left and returned hoodmould over all; glazed door with chamfered surround off-centre to left with rectangular overlight, side lights and returned hoodmould. Left-hand return front: chamfered plinth; external brick end stack to left, 2 brick stacks in front of ridge to left, and large truncated stone and brick external lateral stack at rear with a row of square openings of uncertain purposes half way up;3 gabled semi-dormers to left with parapeted gables and 2- and 3-light chamfered stone mullioned windows. First-floor 3-light chamfered stone mullioned window to right with returned hoodmould; 4 ground floor chamfered stone mullioned and transomed windows with boarded doors in chamfered surrounds off-centre to left and right and returned hoodmould over all. Right-hand return front: pair of gabled projections off centre to right, each with integral end stack consisting of pair of star-shaped shafts with oversailing tops; large chamfered crowstepped gable to left with 2-light attic casement. 4-window front; 2-, 3- and 4-light leaded wooden casements with returned brick hoodmoulds; half-glazed door off-centre to right. North-east block: early C19 and c.1933; wooden dentil eaves cornice and hipped roof with 2 brick ridge stacks and stack at rear. Shallow U-plan. North front: 1:2:1 bays; glazing bar sashes with gauged heads; ground-floor tripartite sash to left with segmental relieving arch; lean-to porch in second from left. Main entrance to house is now in a c.1933 addition to the north side of the south range.
Interior: not inspected but said to be much altered. Alterations since c.1933 are said to include a large staircase hall and the addition of roof timbers to give the appearance of medieval construction.
This was the farmhouse of a grange belonging to Buildwas Abbey (q.v.). In the C15 it was occupied by farmers of the grange but one of the Buildwas abbots is said to have lived here in retirement. The south and east wings were added by the Fowler family after 1569, and the brick is said to conceal a timber frame. In the early C18 a new house was built to the east but by 1747 the grange was occupied by a tenant farmer. In 1878 the new house was demolished and replaced by the present south-eastern part. A deer park was created to the south in 1684 but it had been disparked by 1774.
VCH. Vol. VIII, p.63
Buildings of England, p.140.
Listing NGR: SJ5694202198
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