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The Menagerie

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8566 / 52°51'23"N

Longitude: -2.6312 / 2°37'52"W

OS Eastings: 357593

OS Northings: 328976

OS Grid: SJ575289

Mapcode National: GBR 7N.S3CF

Mapcode Global: WH9C7.KG7D

Plus Code: 9C4VV949+JG

Entry Name: The Menagerie

Listing Date: 28 October 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237197

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428400

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Weston-under-Redcastle

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Weston under Redcastle

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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SJ 5759 2897

The Menagerie


Menagerie, now semi-ruinous. Late C18, probably for Sir Richard Hill, second baronet of Hawkstone. Regularly coursed and dressed red sandstone; now roofless. Three surviving walls enclose rectangular area, approximately12 x 6m in extent and now a maximum of 6m high. Collapsed remains of an open five-bay pointed arcade with embattled parapet lie to front. Remains of attached screen walls to left and right, which also formerly had pointed arches, stand to a maximum of five courses high at time of resurvey (March 1986). Standing on the southern slope of the Elysian Hill, the Menagerie housed a collection of stuffed birds in early C19. The arcade collapsed after a gale in 1952.

Listing NGR: SJ 57593 28975

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