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Shelfield House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.2595 / 52°15'34"N

Longitude: -1.8244 / 1°49'27"W

OS Eastings: 412080

OS Northings: 262380

OS Grid: SP120623

Mapcode National: GBR 4KW.7L7

Mapcode Global: VHB03.BGCR

Plus Code: 9C4W755G+Q6

Entry Name: Shelfield House

Listing Date: 1 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 305402

ID on this website: 101184711

Location: Shelfield, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B49

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Aston Cantlow

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Aston Cantlow

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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5/55 Shelfield House


Shown on O.S. map as Shelfield Square Farm.
House. Early 017 origins but mainly c.1700, with C19 additions. Built for the
Skinner family. Red Flemish bond brick, with rusticated stone quoins and moulded
stone plinth, string courses and cornice. Tile hipped roof; brick panelled
internal stacks. Central staircase plan. 2 storeys and attic; 3. x 3 bays, with
short lower addition on left. Central entrance has 6-panelled part-glazed door
and panelled intrados. Finely moulded wood doorcase with Tuscan pilasters,
entablature with triglyph frieze and moulded cornice. 16-pane sashes with
moulded frames under gauged brick flat arches with keystones. 3 pedimented
casement dormers. Wing to left as sash with gauged brick flat arch on ground
floor only. Right return side has C19 casements. Blocked central window.
Pedimented dormer to both return sides. Left return side has original
leaded-light cross window on first floor. To rear: 4-window range. 2 large
gables. C19 casements under segmental brick arches. Flush 6-panelled door.
Interior: Entrance hall has otter. fireplace with chamfered bressumer. Exposed
timber framing. Room to right has fine bolection-moulded panelling of c.1700.
Room to rear has bolection-moulded stone fireplace. Said to be similar fireplace
in a bedroom. 2-panelled doors with H-L hinges. Staircase with turned balusters.
Kitchen has open fireplace. Forms part of group with gatepiers (q.v.),
dovecote (q.v.) and cartshed (q.v.).
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.III, p.33; Buildings of England: Warwickshire,
Vol.III, p.296).

Listing NGR: SP1208062380

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