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Eyton on Severn Farmhouse and short section of garden wall adjoining to south east

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.6516 / 52°39'5"N

Longitude: -2.634 / 2°38'2"W

OS Eastings: 357207

OS Northings: 306173

OS Grid: SJ572061

Mapcode National: GBR BP.626Q

Mapcode Global: WH9D6.HMY2

Plus Code: 9C4VM928+JC

Entry Name: Eyton on Severn Farmhouse and short section of garden wall adjoining to south east

Listing Date: 17 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1223865

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418766

Location: Wroxeter and Uppington, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Wroxeter and Uppington

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Eaton Constantine and Wroxeter St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Description

SJ 50 NE
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WROXETER C.P.
EYTON ON SEVERN
Eyton on Severn Farmhouse and short section of garden wall adjoining to south-east

GV
II
Shown on O.S. map as Tower Farmhouse and adjoining garden wall.

Probably C18, extensively re-modelled in mid-C19 with late C19 alterations and additions, and incorporating parts of a banqueting house or summer house of 1607; adjoining garden wall also of circa 1607. Dressed grey sandstone with red and gault brick additions; cement-rendered to south-west probably over brick; two-span plain tile roof hipped over front range.

L-plan with infill in angle to north-east. Two storeys. Plinth, moulded brackets to eaves; brick ridge stacks off-centre to left and right, and truncated integral brick end stack to left-hand addition; brick ridge stack to range at rear and lateral stack to return range. Three bays, later bay slightly recessed to right; glazing bar sashes with segmental heads and vermiculated keystones; central wide first-floor window with paired late C19 sash and flanking round-arched windows, that to left with moulded imposts and keystone and that to right with Gibbs surround; central late C19 canted bay with cornice and coped parapet; probably late C19 porch to right with plinth, cornice and coped parapet; pair of doors with four flush panels, radial fan-light, and chamfered reveals. Addition to right with first-floor eight-pane sash, ground-floor sash without glazing bars, and shield-shaped plaque inscribed: "THIS COPPICE/ADJOINING WAS/RAISED BY ACORNS/SOWED AT MICH=/AELMAS/1663".

Late C19 addition set back to left with sash on each floor to right. Right-hand return front: 1:3 bays with first-floor arched staircase window. Later range to north-east has first-floor tripartite glazing bar sashes.

Garden wall adjoining to south-east circa 1607. Roughly squared and coursed red sandstone, dressed grey sandstone to north-west; chamfered tiled coping to north-east; gateway approximately ten metres from Eyton Farmhouse with outer chamfered square arch and damaged inner chamfered four-centred arch with pierced spandrels; boarded gate. Buttress at south-east end of wall, formerly abutment to a gateway.

Interior not inspected, but said to contain substantial remains of one of a-pair of former banqueting houses (q.v.) and which is still reflected in the layout of rooms.

The remains of the banqueting house, the section of wall adjoining the farmhouse, and other buildings nearby are all that remain of Sir Francis Newport's house at Eyton after its destruction by fire. The provinical architect Thomas Farnolls Prichard (1723-1777) acquired the banqueting house and converted it into a house for his own occupation in 1767-9; parts of the present building may date from then, especially the three-bay front, but the details are mid-C19.

B.o.E., p.129;
H.E. Forrest, Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society 40 (1918-20), Pp.134-5;

H.M. Colvin, A Biographical Directory of British Architects, 1600-1840, John Murray (1978), Pp.662-4.

Listing NGR: SJ5720706173

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