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The Dower House

A Grade II Listed Building in Longnor, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6014 / 52°36'4"N

Longitude: -2.7571 / 2°45'25"W

OS Eastings: 348817

OS Northings: 300668

OS Grid: SJ488006

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.97WF

Mapcode Global: WH8C6.MW92

Plus Code: 9C4VJ62V+H4

Entry Name: The Dower House

Listing Date: 7 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055591

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259610

Location: Longnor, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Longnor

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Longnor

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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9/69 The Dower House

- II

Dower house, now house. Circa 1756 with late C19 and c.1915 alterations
and additions. Red brick with hipped plain tile roof. Roughly square
C18 house with additions. 2 storeys and attic. Chamfered plinth, toothed
brick eaves cornice, and 3 late C19 gabled brick eaves dormers with segmental-
headed 4-pane sashes; brick ridge stacks off-centre to left and right,
and parapeted gable ends with external brick end stack at-rear. 5 bays;
glazing bar sashes with exposed moulded boxes, stone cills, and stone
lintels with triple keystones; one step up to central pair of early C19
half-glazed doors with margin lights, beaded flush lower panels, reeded
architrave with square corner paterae, and early C19 flat hood with 4-
panelled soffit, moulded cornice and lead covering (hood raised and incorporate
in probably C20 rustic porch). Late C19 one-bay gabled addition to right
with toothed brick verge, central brick ridge stack and 2 brick stacks
to rear. Left-hand return front: 4 bays; glazing bar sashes, some painted
imitations; central-ground-floor early C20 brick addition with bay.
C20 three-storey addition set-back to left. 3 gables to rear. Interior:
C18 three-flight staircase with landings, open string with cut brackets,
2 turned balusters per tread, turned bottom newel post, moulded ramped
handrail and dado rail; depressed round archway from entrance hall to
rear of house with cartouche instead of keystone; left-hand ground-floor
room has C18 fireplace with tiled reveals, lugged architrave, pulvinated
frieze, and moulded cornice; panelled shutters.

Listing NGR: SJ4881700668

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