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The Trotting Horse Building

A Grade I Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7062 / 52°42'22"N

Longitude: -2.7513 / 2°45'4"W

OS Eastings: 349335

OS Northings: 312319

OS Grid: SJ493123

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2P9W

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.Q72Q

Plus Code: 9C4VP64X+FF

Entry Name: The Trotting Horse Building

Listing Date: 19 September 1972

Last Amended: 17 November 1995

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246462

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455200

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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BARRACKS PASSAGE (South east side)
Nos.1 and 2, The Trotting Horse Building
(Formerly Listed as: WYLE COP, Nos.71, 72 AND 73 including Nos. 1 and 2, Barrack's Passage (to rear))

House, later inn, unoccupied at time of survey. Late C15. Timber-framed extensively restored, with plain tiled roof. Built as rear range of premises on Wyle Cop (Nos 71-73 Wyle Cop (qv)).
EXTERIOR: three storeys, five window range with slightly canted plan. Timber-framing in square panels to ground floor all renewed, close studding below a middle rail, square panels above to first floor. Square panels and middle rail in second storey. Each storey is jettied out, the principal bays marked by brackets which carry the jetty. Three doors flanked by casement windows of two and three lights to ground floor, three- and four-light casement windows above, renewed.
INTERIOR: crown post roof with a series of different truss types, and different constructional detail in each of the six bays. Variations in truss type largely relate to bracing detail: three trusses have arched braces to tie beam, and curved lateral bracing to the crown post, and there is one intermediate truss with raking queen struts and no crown post. Trenched purlins in parts of roof only, and ridge piece also not continuous. Jowled corner posts and some arched bracing in long walls.

Listing NGR: SJ4933512319

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