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Davenport House

A Grade I Listed Building in Worfield, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5562 / 52°33'22"N

Longitude: -2.3649 / 2°21'53"W

OS Eastings: 375357

OS Northings: 295437

OS Grid: SO753954

Mapcode National: GBR 085.NYB

Mapcode Global: VH90Z.Y0MQ

Entry Name: Davenport House

Listing Date: 29 November 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053732

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255011

Location: Worfield, Shropshire, WV15

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Worfield

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Worfield

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text


Davenport House
SO 79 NE 16/26 29.11.51.


1726. Architect, Smith of Warwick. A Georgian mansion in a landscaped
park, built for Henry Davenport. Consists of a rectangular centre block
with four detached office wings connected by curved screen walls. Red
brick; stone plinth, rusticated quoins, modillioned cornice, and 4 ornamental
parapet urns; 2 storeys plus attic; 9 sash windows in moulded stone architrave
surrounds, those on ground floor having flat entablatures. Imposing centre
porch; fluted Ionic columns in antis; cornice balustraded parapet; straight
flight of steps with balustrade sides. Garden elevation similar but
with pedimented doorway and no porch. Office wings; 2 storeys; 5 sash
windows; steep hipped slate roofs surmounted by cupolas; brick screen
walls with rusticated pilasters. An impressive symmetrical design.
Reference Burke, 1853, Visitation of Seats. Country Life.

Listing NGR: SO7535795437

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