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

A Grade II Listed Building in Wroxeter and Uppington, Shropshire

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Coordinates

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

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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Listing Text

SJ 50 NE WROXETER C.P. EYTON ON SEVERN

6/140 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; 2-span plain tile roof
hipped over front range. L-plan with infill in angle to north-east. 2 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. 3 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 4 flush panels, radial fan-
light, and chamfered reveals. Addition to right with first-floor 8-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 10 metres from Eyton Farmhouse with outer
chamfered square arch and damaged inner chamfered 4-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
3-bay front, but the details are mid-C19. B.o.E., p.129; H.E. Forrest,
Transactions of the Shropshire Archaelogical 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

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

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