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Cruckton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontesbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6861 / 52°41'9"N

Longitude: -2.8457 / 2°50'44"W

OS Eastings: 342932

OS Northings: 310156

OS Grid: SJ429101

Mapcode National: GBR BD.3XSY

Mapcode Global: WH8BS.8R54

Plus Code: 9C4VM5P3+CP

Entry Name: Cruckton Hall

Listing Date: 10 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259480

ID on this website: 101055663

Location: Cruckton, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Pontesbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Great Hanwood

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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1/177 Cruckton Hall


Small country house, now school. Mainly c.1770, with later additions and
alterations, principally of mid-to late C19, but incorporating parts of an
earlier house. Red brick with ashlar dressings, slate roofs and brick ridge
stacks. Symmetrical plan with 2 projecting 2-bay cross-wings to north. 3
storeys; continuous brick floor band to first floor and a moulded stone
string course to second; stone parapet to top carried up around low pediments
to centre and cross-wings; 2:1:3:1:2 windows, the central 3 bays slightly
projecting, all flush-framed glazing bar sashes with segmental heads; central
entrance with sandstone Doric porch (c.1900) and half-glazed double doors;
C18 lead downpipe in angle between left-hand wing and main range. Kitchen
range to right probably c.1800 and lofty, single-storey billiard room with
slate roof and bracketed eaves cornice to left, c.1900. Garden front
considerably altered, the dominant feature being a prominent 2-storeyed
canted bay added c.1812 with tall 18-paned glazing bar sash to ground floor.
Interior: considerably altered but early C17 chamfered ceiling beams on ground
floor of west wing are part of earlier house; disfigured late C18 staircase
on south side and on first floor of c.1812 addition a fine plaster ceiling
with hunting horn as central motif. The house is said to have been 'almost
new built' by Edward Harries in 1770s. V.C.H. VIII (1968), p.259.

Listing NGR: SJ4293210156

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