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The Reader's House

A Grade I Listed Building in Ludlow, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.3685 / 52°22'6"N

Longitude: -2.7182 / 2°43'5"W

OS Eastings: 351195

OS Northings: 274733

OS Grid: SO511747

Mapcode National: GBR BK.RZFM

Mapcode Global: VH843.TQVP

Plus Code: 9C4V979J+9P

Entry Name: The Reader's House

Listing Date: 15 April 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220775

English Heritage Legacy ID: 389847

ID on this website: 101220775

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Ludlow

Built-Up Area: Ludlow

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Ludlow St Laurence

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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825-1/1/223 The Reader's House


Church house. c1616, with earlier origins. Rubble;
timber-frame and plaster; C20 plain tiles; 2 rubble gable
stacks with brick superstructures.
3-storeys: central timber-frame and plaster projecting
porch-bay has 10-light moulded wood mullion and transom
window, and 6-light mullion and transom to left, with further
8-light window to right side under moulded bressummer, and
2-light window with leaded lights and casement to left;
moulded sill on enriched consoles. 4-light moulded wood
mullion and transom window with leaded lights, over, under
bressummer with inscription; enriched consoles; enriched barge
boards; moulded wood mullion window to far left. Studded plank
stable door with strap hinges, and ornate doorcase with
Jacobean carving, and enriched lintel; openings with balusters
and iron bars to side; all under moulded bressummer; C20
leaded light, in moulded case, and further 2-light canted
mullion window with leaded lights, to left. Left gable has
decorative bracing and enriched barge boards. Right gable
jettied to 1st and 2nd floors with much restored framing, and
C20 barge boards.
INTERIOR: early C17 winder stair from ground to 1st floor;
spiral stair with chamfered newel to 2nd floor; stone
fireplaces with oak lintels; moulded ceiling-frames with
ogee-stop chamfers; decorative plasterwork ceilings;
panelling; plank door in moulded stone case, under porch.
(Lloyd D: Notes for VAG Shropshire conference: 1981-:

Listing NGR: SO5119574733

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