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20, Market Square

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

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Latitude: 52.4946 / 52°29'40"N

Longitude: -2.9982 / 2°59'53"W

OS Eastings: 332325

OS Northings: 288984

OS Grid: SO323889

Mapcode National: GBR B6.HVZM

Mapcode Global: VH75X.ZKBJ

Entry Name: 20, Market Square

Listing Date: 22 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054516

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257092

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

The following building shall be included:-


12/78 No 20


House, formerly house and bakery. C16, extended and altered Cl7, C18, C19.
Walls timber frame and rubble stonework, rendered and lined out ashlar-fashion
to street elevation; roofs covered variously with stone slabs, local slates
laid to diminishing courses, and Welsh slate; red brick stacks. Timber frame
(C16) building. 4 bays, 2 storeys, the two eastern bays originally open to
roof frame first floor level; the remaining bays have an original upper half
storey. Stone block to west. 3 storeys including vaulted basement, possibly
medieval, one room to each floor. Rear addition late C17/early C18, 2 storeys,
forming L-plan with timber-framed block. Former bakery adjoins to west. Front
elevation follows curve of street, in 3 parts. Bakery to left with 2 irregular
casement windows and first floor loading door; then block with 1 sash window to
ground and first floors (projecting cills and fictule flat voussoirs to openings)
and slit window to basement. Main house has 3 sash windows to first floor;
doorway with ½-glazed 4 panel door with overlight, 2 sash windows, and projecting
shopfront with central door to right. Two ridge stacks. Interior has much
exposed timber framing and some early C18 joinery.

Listing NGR: SO3232588984

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

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