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Belswardyne Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cressage, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6258 / 52°37'33"N

Longitude: -2.5882 / 2°35'17"W

OS Eastings: 360278

OS Northings: 303283

OS Grid: SJ602032

Mapcode National: GBR BR.7MHR

Mapcode Global: WH9DF.68R9

Entry Name: Belswardyne Hall

Listing Date: 24 February 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258811

Location: Cressage, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Cressage

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Cressage

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Listing Text

SJ 60 SW; 5/29

Belswardyne Hall



Manor house, now farmhouse. Circa 1540, re-modelled late C18 with
extensive additions of c.1890. Red brick (English bond) and timber
frame to original part with red brick to later additions, plain tile
roofs. Originally an L-plan with cross-wing to south-west projecting
to south-east; late C18 staircase turret in angle between and
prominent additions of c.1890 to north-east and rear. Two storeys and
attics with floor bands, cellars; south-east elevation: 2:1:5
windows, all late C19 wooden mullion and transom windows except
glazing bar sash to staircase turret, gauged heads (second and fourth
windows from left on first floor of hall range blind and painted in
imitation); gables to hall range and staircase turret linked by
continuous coped stone parapet; prominent lateral stacks to left
return of cross-wing have blue brick diaper patterns and three attached
rebated shafts of star section (one of those to left replaced by
C19 shaft); inserted between is a full-height gable (c.1890) with
Classical-style entrance porch; stack to back wall of hall range
also has three shafts of star section with others in imitation to late
C19 additions.

INTERIOR: oak-panelled room to front of cross-wing
(small rectangular panels with applied Ionic reeded pilasters) has
chamfered stone fireplace with incised armorial shields to left and
right; also in same room a very fine late C16 plaster ceiling having
a variety of heraldic devices and monograms, said to be by the same
craftsmen who worked at Plaish, Morville, Upton Cressett and
Wilderhope [note also the stylistic similarities to the plasterwork
at Abbey House, Buildwas and Old Hall, Hughley (q.v. under Buildwas
C.P. and Hughley C.P.)]; panelling in other rooms either C19 or
brought from elsewhere, good C18 open well staircase with elegant
turned balusters. The use of brickwork at Belswardyne Hall is
thought to be amongst the earliest in the county and the house
merits further study. B.o.E., p.72.

Listing NGR: SJ6026903285

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