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Ruyton Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7993 / 52°47'57"N

Longitude: -2.9226 / 2°55'21"W

OS Eastings: 337892

OS Northings: 322811

OS Grid: SJ378228

Mapcode National: GBR 78.WQL7

Mapcode Global: WH8B5.2WKW

Entry Name: Ruyton Manor

Listing Date: 21 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 256701

Location: Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ruyton-XI-Towns

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ruyton-in-the-XI Towns St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 32 SE side)

8/149 Ruyton Manor


Country house. 1860 with minor later additions and alterations. Rock-
faced red sandstone ashlar; low-pitched hipped slate roofs concealed
by parapet. Neo-Norman castle style. 2 and 3 storeys, with moulded eaves
cornice, embattled parapets and false machicolations; roll-moulded battered
plinth. 1:3:3:3:1 bays,higher centre section projecting to form rectangular
tower, 3 bays to left and right also projecting from single outer bays.
Recessed round-headed windows throughout, those to ground floor of 3-
bay sections to left and right of centre in 3-bay arcades with zig-zag
decoration to arches supported on circular shafts with carved capitals.
Ground-floor windows of outer bays have twin round-headed lights with
diamond-shaped carving to tympana. Windows to first and second floors
of centre section have plain hoodmoulds and imposts. Prominent central
porch has clasping buttresses resembling corner turrets to front and
round-headed windows to sides. Round-headed arch approached by flight
of stone steps has one order of shafts with scalloped capitals. Recessed
panelled double doors have semi-circular fanlight with fishscale patterning.
Tourelle to left corner. Right return has almost detached octagonal
tower to centre with chamfered base and round-headed doorway to east;
cross-shaped gun-loops to south and east faces. Rear elevation has triple
round-arched window,centre light divided into 2, with semi-circular reliev-
ing arch above. Interior. Inspection not possible at time of resurvey
(November 1986) but likely to be of interest. Formerly known as Ruyton
Towers, the house originally extended further to rear. B.o.E. p. 238.

Listing NGR: SJ3789222811

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