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Derwen House

A Grade II Listed Building in Gobowen, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8883 / 52°53'18"N

Longitude: -3.0265 / 3°1'35"W

OS Eastings: 331029

OS Northings: 332814

OS Grid: SJ310328

Mapcode National: GBR 74.Q3BB

Mapcode Global: WH89Q.HN1L

Plus Code: 9C4RVXQF+89

Entry Name: Derwen House

Listing Date: 6 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245124

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468814

Location: Selattyn and Gobowen, Shropshire, SY11

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Selattyn and Gobowen

Built-Up Area: Gobowen

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Gobowen All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

(North west side)
Derwen House


House, used as school. 1831, with later alterations. Stuccoed. Bitumen-coated slate hipped roofs with deep bracketed eaves. Rendered axial stacks. STYLE: Picturesque stuccoed villa.
PLAN: approximately square on plan with entrance on east side and principal rooms on the south garden front. Minor later C19 or C20 extensions on rear north and west sides.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attic. Nearly symmetrical 3-bay east front with windows disposed to the right; 12-pane sashes and central doorway with stone Tuscan portico with paired columns; two hipped dormer breaking the eaves. South garden front, 1:2 bays, left bay set back; sashes with glazing bars, tripartite on ground floor right; centre large French casement with side lights and tripartite window above with segmental fanlight, both with console brackets.
Rear north and west elevations have minor later C19/20 extensions. INTERIOR: not inspected but reported as having original joinery intact, including panelled doors, open-string staircase with stick balusters and moulded mahogany handrail wreathed over newel; servants' stair has unusual wreathed handrail; landing has vaulted plaster ceiling with lantern; pair of mahogany bookcases with volute and anthemion cresting; chamber has splayed panelled window shutters. Chimneypieces appear to be mostly Edwardian. Circa 1930's shower in bathroom.

Listing NGR: SJ3103432815

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

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