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Stone House

A Grade II Listed Building in Smethcott, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.5899 / 52°35'23"N

Longitude: -2.8359 / 2°50'9"W

OS Eastings: 343467

OS Northings: 299447

OS Grid: SO434994

Mapcode National: GBR BF.9SLX

Mapcode Global: WH8CC.D5TC

Plus Code: 9C4VH5Q7+XJ

Entry Name: Stone House

Listing Date: 7 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 259634

Location: Smethcott, Shropshire, SY6

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Smethcott

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Smethcote St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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3/93 Stone House

- II

House. Early to mid- C17 with C18 or C19 alterations and late C20
addition. Roughly dressed red sandstone and uncoursed red sandstone
rubble with grey sandstone ashlar dressings; C20 machine tile roof.
T-plan with projecting 2-bay gabled cross wing to left. One storey
and attic. Central brick ridge stack. Two C20 plate-glass square
windows in C19 openings to right, that to left with segmental brick
head; cross wing to left has double-chamfered 3-light stone mullioned
window to each floor with coved dripmould above each and square datestone
in apex of gable inscribed: "IC/16?9" (possibly 1629 or 1639) with
dripmould above. Right-hand gable end with ground-floor 3-light casement
and 2-light attic casement. Late C20 addition set back to left with
boarded door to right. Interior: collar and tie-beam trusses with
queen struts and v-struts; timber framed cross walls; chamfered beams
and joists with ogee stops; large open fireplace with chamfered dressed
sandstone reveals and large lintel; winder staircase with chamfered
square newel post. The initials on the datestone might refer to Joseph
Charlton who occupied a one-hearth house in the village in 1662.
The house had ceased to be a farmhouse in 1844. The cross wing is
built of roughly dressed Cl7 masonry but the hall range is of uncoursed
rubble which might be a C18 or C19 rebuilding. V.C.H., Vol. VIII,
p.150. ~ ~

Listing NGR: SO4346799447

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