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Llwyd Mansion

A Grade I Listed Building in Oswestry, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8594 / 52°51'33"N

Longitude: -3.0549 / 3°3'17"W

OS Eastings: 329072

OS Northings: 329621

OS Grid: SJ290296

Mapcode National: GBR 73.RVVL

Mapcode Global: WH89X.1DK8

Entry Name: Llwyd Mansion

Listing Date: 10 September 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 255536

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Oswestry

Built-Up Area: Croesowallt

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Oswestry St Oswald King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 2929 NW OSWESTRY C.P. CROSS STREET (north side)

14/65 Nos. 1 and 3 (Llwyd
- Mansion)


House, with ground floor latterly used as shops, now empty. Mid-
to late C15, re-modelled c. 1604 with later additions and alterations.
Timber frame with plaster infill, partly painted in imitation externally,
late C19 machine tile roof and 2 yellow brick stacks with moulded capping
to back wall. Original plan appears to have comprised 4 units, the
ground and first floors of each unit possibly forming a 2-storey shop,
with an open solar above; now truncated by at least half a bay to Bailey
Street side. 3 storeys and gable-lit attic; framing: close-set vertical
posts with middle rail to second floor and irregular square and rectangular
panels with long straight tension braces to first floor; ground floor
has C20 shop front and brick plinth carried round to left gable end;
this and the front are jettied to first and second floors (and also
formerly to attic gable), the second-floor moulded bressumer is supported
by carved brackets springing from thin wooden posts with cushion capitals,
which rise from first-floor bressumer beneath (evidence for appearance
of first-floor jetty destroyed by insertion of shop front); irregular
fenestration, 3 late C19 casements directly below eaves to second floor,
first floor has wooden mullioned and transomed windows with projecting
moulded cills to left, right and centre and a restored C15 four-light
trefoil-headed window with mouchettes and quatrefoils above between
centre and right windows; immediately to left of centre mullioned and
transomed window is a small blocked 4-light mullion window, probably
also original to building; gable has two 3-light mullioned and transomed
windows with projecting moulded cills to first floor and a similar
4-light window above, small fixed-light window with quatrefoil decoration
below to attic: all the gable windows were, however, considerably
restored and replaced or newly made when this part of the building was
truncated in late C19; plaster roundel to left-hand side of second
floor on front has double-headed eagle (coat-of-arms of Lloyd family)
and the words"LLWYD/1604/MANSION" painted in late C19/C20 lettering.
Interior: interpretation of original lay-out of ground floor difficult
owing to presence of C20 mezzanine [due to be removed at time of re-survey
(August 1985)]; first floor has boxed-in ceiling beams, upward and
downward swinging braces from wall-posts, and dragon beam for jetty
above in left-hand bay; more can be seen on second floor: 3 square-panelled
cross walls have plastered wattle and daub infill but ceiling is later
insertion and this floor was originally open to roof; this is of Queen-strut
construction in 5 bays with both open and closed trusses, curved cusped
windbraces and downward and upward swinging chamfered curved braces to
tie beams from principal rafters and wall-posts respectively. The unusual
arrangement of this house, including the possibility that the second bay
from right was a smoke bay, deserves further study. Scheduled Ancient
Monument, County No. 138, B.O.E. p. 224; Salop County Sites and
Monuments Record PRN 1120; Carole Ryan, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SJ2907229622

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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