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Hazlitt House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wem Urban, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8559 / 52°51'21"N

Longitude: -2.7253 / 2°43'31"W

OS Eastings: 351255

OS Northings: 328956

OS Grid: SJ512289

Mapcode National: GBR 7J.S4J2

Mapcode Global: WH8B2.3GHY

Entry Name: Hazlitt House

Listing Date: 28 August 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1366784

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259980

Location: Wem Urban, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Wem Urban

Built-Up Area: Wem

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Wem St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

(south side)

No 17
(Hazlitt House)
SJ 5128 3/73 28.8.51


Early C18 painted brick house. Plain tile roof with gabled ends. Taller centre
bay has hipped roof, brick pilaster quoins and string course. Two storeys. Four
bays. Two and 3-light casement windows with leaded panes, some in segmental-headed
openings. Left of centre a moulded doorcase, glazed door and hood on brackets.
Plaque above inscribed "In this house lived the Reverend William Hazlitt from
1787 to 1813 and his son William Hazlitt essayist and critic from 1787 to 1799."
Brick chimney stack near centre and another at east end.
Gabled wing at rear with stone coping with moulded kneelers.
Interior: Rear ground floor room has C17 panelling (said to have come from the
church) with fluted frieze and carved panels over an C18 moulded stone chimney
Adjacent to the south-west is the derelict remains of the Old Victorian Chapel of
which William Hazlitt, senior, was minister.

Listing NGR: SJ5125528956

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