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Latitude: 52.6654 / 52°39'55"N
Longitude: -2.3222 / 2°19'20"W
OS Eastings: 378303
OS Northings: 307571
OS Grid: SJ783075
Mapcode National: GBR 06W.V0L
Mapcode Global: WH9DC.98FG
Entry Name: Fowl House Approximately 10 Metres to West of Vauxhall Farmhouse
Listing Date: 29 August 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1053640
English Heritage Legacy ID: 255286
Location: Tong, Shropshire, TF11
Civil Parish: Tong
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Tong St Bartholomew
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 70 NE TONG C.P. -
6/51 Fowl House approximately
10 metres to West of
Fowl House. Circa 1842. Squared and coursed sandstone base, and gault
brick above with grey brick dressings. Neo-Egyptian style; square base
with tall pyramid above. Coped base with low entrance to South. Pyramid
with dentil brick string courses and diamond openings between, and stone
obelisk finial with oval side openings. Some of the bricks were originally
inscribed with mottoes: "LIVE AND LET LIVE; SCRAT BEFORE YOU PECK; TRIAL
BY JURY; TEACH YOUR GRANNY; CAN YOU SMELL; GIVE EVERY (DOG) HIS DUE (DAY?);
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY." This is one of a series of eccentric out-
buildings erected on the Tong Estate in the time of the Second George
Durant (d.1844) (qv. Pig Sty and Cow house to North of Acorn Cottage)
G. Griffith, History of Tong and Boscobel, 1894, p.1591 D. H. Robinson,
The Wandering Worfe, Waine Research Publications, 1980, p.53.
Listing NGR: SJ7830307571
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