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Cruckmeole Old Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pontesbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6808 / 52°40'50"N

Longitude: -2.8443 / 2°50'39"W

OS Eastings: 343019

OS Northings: 309563

OS Grid: SJ430095

Mapcode National: GBR BD.44G6

Mapcode Global: WH8BS.8WV7

Entry Name: Cruckmeole Old Hall

Listing Date: 29 January 1952

Last Amended: 10 March 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055662

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259478

Location: Pontesbury, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Pontesbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Great Hanwood

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


4/175 Cruckmeole Old Hall
- (formerly listed as
Old Hall No.1, No.2,
29.1.52 No.3, No.4)


Manor house, latterly divided into 4 cottages, now one house. Late C16 with
later additions and alterations. Timber framed with plaster infill, plain
tile roofs. Original plan a hall of 2 1/2 bays with 4-bay cross-wing to left and
projecting 2-storey entrance porch in angle between; early C17 additions at
right-angles to rear on right. 2 storeys and attics; framing: small square
panels, 4 from cill to wall-plate on cross-wing, long and short straight tension
braces, the rear gable has herringbone decoration above the tie beam with upper
and lower collars; front gable in imitation late C20; scattered fenestration;
blocked openings of original ground-floor 4-light mullion windows to cross-wing
(long side) and gable of early C17 addition with position of 3-light window
above on gable; present windows all late C19 and C20 casements, 2 on ground
and first floor of front gable of cross-wing with attic window above, one on
each floor to gabled entrance porch with small original light to jettied attic
above and one to each floor in hall to right; prominent axial brick ridge
stack in line with porch which also has a later external lateral stack to
right; tall external lateral stack to cross-wing (long side) built of narrow
red bricks on sandstone ashlar base with angle quoins, 6-panel door immediately
to right marks position of cross-passage. Interior: hall has square oak
panelling in room to left of stack which also has a stone fireplace dated
1588 on bottom of jamb; back room of cross-wing has double-sided panelling
(former screen) and a flat-arched ashlar fireplace with moulded overmantel;
traces of wall painting by 6-panel door to right; timber frame exposed
upstairs and chamfered beams and joists with ogee stops throught. V.C.H. VIII

Listing NGR: SJ4301909563

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