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Kinnersley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.7014 / 52°42'5"N

Longitude: -2.748 / 2°44'52"W

OS Eastings: 349550

OS Northings: 311787

OS Grid: SJ495117

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2XVF

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.RCMD

Plus Code: 9C4VP722+HQ

Entry Name: Kinnersley House

Listing Date: 17 November 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455206

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


653-1/4/98 (North West side)
16/02/93 Kinnersley House


House, originally a pair. c1860. By Samuel Pountney Smith.
Ashlar faced, brick to rear, with slate mansard roof partly
laid in scallop bands of contrasting Westmorland slate. French
Baroque style.
2 storeys with attics, each house a 3-window range. Side
entrances in architraves with entablatures carried on console
brackets. Large stair window alongside in gable return. Front
elevation has paired central canted bay windows, one with
wrought-iron balustrade replacing original cast-iron work.
Outer 4-pane sash windows, and single-light windows each side
to entrance block. 3 dormers in roof, which is stepped down
over entrance block at each side. Window heads and cornice in
contrasting red sandstone. Service stairs in projecting towers
to rear, which has basement area to service rooms.
INTERIOR: entrance halls in early C18 local style, with
wall-panelling and staircases with fine turned balusters,
swept moulded rail and carved tread ends. Dado panelling, with
fluted pilasters in left hand unit.
The houses were built as speculations by Pountney Smith, who
acquired the property c1860. An interesting and early example
of the application of a local traditional and revived
carpentry style to a Domestic Revival composition.

Listing NGR: SJ4955011787

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

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