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Oakeley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lydham, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.4858 / 52°29'8"N

Longitude: -2.9789 / 2°58'44"W

OS Eastings: 333622

OS Northings: 287987

OS Grid: SO336879

Mapcode National: GBR B7.JF9D

Mapcode Global: VH75Y.BS09

Entry Name: Oakeley House

Listing Date: 21 March 1968

Last Amended: 2 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 257064

Location: Lydham, Shropshire, SY9

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Lydham

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

SO 38 NW; 5/149

LYDHAM C.P., B4385 (north-east side),
Oakeley House

[formerly listed as Snakescroft Farmhouse (Oakeley House)]




Shown on O.S. map as Snakescroft.
Farmhouse. C16 and C17 with C19 partial re-facing and additions. Rendered
timber frame with some re-building in limestone rubble, projecting C19 painted
stone gabled wing to right, and slate roofs, half hipped to right. T-plan.
Two framed bays to left on north-east/south-west axis, probably remains of cross
wing to former open hall range to south-east; one framed bay to right forming
baffle entry house, and cross wing to right with two C17 framed bays and C19
additions to front and rear. 1½ storeys. Framing: square panels; decorative
parallel framing in internal gable end. Large rendered stone ridge stack above
door off-centre to right and rendered external end stack to left. Two gabled
semi-dormers to left and one gabled eaves dormer off-centre to right. Four-window
front; mid to late C19 wooden mullioned and transomed windows; one 2-light
casement in each floor of right-hand cross wing. 6-panelled door between
second and third windows from left, with upper panels glazed, reeded architrave
and porch with scrolled brackets and octagonal columns. Evidence to rear of
junction of probable former open hall range and cross wing.

INTERIOR: jettied
gable end of probable former cross wing visible between second and third framed
bays from left with parallel diagonal framing and moulded bressumer; late C17
staircase with splat balusters, those on landing shaped to represent twisted
balusters, and chamfered newel post with polyhedral newel finial; chamfered
fireplace lintels.

Listing NGR: SO3362287987

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

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