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Number 2 and Forecourt Railings

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

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Latitude: 52.4947 / 52°29'40"N

Longitude: -2.9986 / 2°59'54"W

OS Eastings: 332300

OS Northings: 288998

OS Grid: SO323889

Mapcode National: GBR B6.HVVQ

Mapcode Global: VH75X.ZK4F

Entry Name: Number 2 and Forecourt Railings

Listing Date: 2 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 256988

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Bishop's Castle

Built-Up Area: 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 3289 east side)

11/75 No. 2 and forecourt
12/75 railings


House and railings. Late C17 with early-C19 refenestration. Painted coursed lime-
stone rubble with internal timber framed partition walls, and slate
roof with catslide over outshut to rear. Formerly T-plan (c.f. No. 4,
Welsh Street), now L-plan. 2 storeys and attic. Semi-integral end
stack to right with brick top stage, and brick ridge end-stack to left.
fill: square panels (internal). 3 bays, narrow projecting centre
bay breaking through eaves to form dormer gable with 2-light
casement; glazing bar sashes, 16-pane in outer bays; central half-
glazed door with pilastered surround and triangular pedimented hood.
Dovecote in gabled wing to rear. Interior: double staggered-purlin
roof with double queen-strut trusses and lath and plaster infil panels;
late-C17 L-shaped staircase with landing, closed string, turned balusters,
moulded grip rail square newel posts, and bottom newel post with
bulbous finial; splat balusters shaped to represent twisted balusters
on first floor and in short staircase to attic; C17 fireplaces. Despite
the early-C19 fenestration, this is still a very complete example of a
late-C17 house. This house extends behind Nos. 4 and 6, Welsh Street
(q.v.) which also incorporates part of it. Late C19 cast iron railed
enclosure at front.

Listing NGR: SO3230088998

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